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PREMIERE OF BRÄNNPUNKT EUROPA! The Arabic Spring: Kullenberg and Telecomix.

PREMIERE OF BRÄNNPUNKT EUROPA!!

You're invited to the premiere of Brännpunkt Europa and our first lunch lecture!

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Info:
- 11.30-12.00 - FREE LUNCH BAGUETTE AND A DRINK
- 12.00-13.00 @ Hörsal Dragonen
- RSVP to BrannpunktEuropa@gmail.com before 6 May

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The theme for this term is The Arabic Spring and our first speaker is Dr. Christopher Kullenberg. Christopher Kullenberg is one of the most engaged in a cluster of hackers and activists spread all over Europe that goes under the name Telecomix, which furnished Arabic revolutionaries with internet access when Internet was shut down by the regimes. For his work with Telecomix, Kullenberg was awarded ‘Swede Of The Year’ in 2011 by the Swedish journal Fokus.

Internet and social media like Facebook and Twitter were crucial tools in organizing the civil uprisings in Tunis and Egypt. In the light of state’s attempts at repressing and censoring Internet, the old political question who is in control of the flows of information reappeared with new intensity. The political force of social media to mobilize political action raises questions about the emancipatory potential of internet and new media.

This will be an event you don't want to miss!

See you there!!

//Brännpunkt Europa