Past events
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Revolutions are often driven by the desire to diversify and democratize the press landscape. In 1848, the king’s (print) monopoly developed into a diverse and unmanageable press and publishing landscape. Wall newspapers and pamphlets suddenly hung everywhere in the city. In 1989, the desire for a diverse press that was not controlled by the party also played a major role in the GDR. Bestselling author Jörg Bong and journalist Jan Carpentier look at newly emerging spaces for “free words.”