Life #online. Is Immediacy Killing Debate?


January 31, 2019

Toompea 8

Can we resist the reign of immediacy if the whole world is constantly only 1 click away? What are the impacts of the Internet and its constant flow of information on debates? How to protect democratic debate in connected societies?

The French Institute of Estonia and Vabamu are glad to invite you to a debate night about the threats of immediacy to democratic discussion. The Internet and social media are going to stay, but how to make them develop democracy instead of suffocating it?

Our panelists are French and Estonian experts on journalism and communication.


Practical information

When? – 31 January 2019, from 6.30 PM to 8.30 PM.

Where? – At Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom (Toompea 8, Tallinn).

  • Please fill in the registration form:
  • FREE entry.
  • Participants will also have a chance to visit the exhibition of Vabamu.
  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided after the debate.
  • The debate will be held in English.



  • Adeline Wrona (Professor at CELSA, School of Journalism of the Paris-Sorbonne University)
  • Caroline Sauvajol-Rialland (Communications Specialist, author of “Infobésité” (“Infobesity”))
  • Laurent Mauriac (CEO of
  • Daniel Vaarik (Communication Expert)

MODERATED by Martin Noorkõiv (CEO of Domus Dorpatensis, Media PhD student)


The Night of Ideas

The debate night is part of the Night of Ideas (la Nuit des idées), world-wide initiative promoted by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. The aim of the event is to celebrate the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations. Every year, the Night of Ideas gives an opportunity to learn about the latest discoveries in knowledge and arts, to listen to the ones who contribute to bringing more ideas to their field, and to take part in the discussion about the main issues of our times.


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