Come join our “Post-truth” debate on November 7th

Kärbes

November 7, 2017

Telliskivi 60a / Building C1

Tallinn

We are organizing a debate about the concept of “post-truth” on Tuesday 7 November at 17:30 at the cafe-restaurant Kärbes in Telliskivi. Register

In 2016, after British and US elections shaken by “fake news”, the Oxford Dictionary picked “post-truth” as the word of the year, which it defined by “circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”.

Where does this concept come from? Why such a paradox in an era of information and big data? What impacts on our societies? Can fake news be regulated?

Those questions, among others, are the ones we invite you to come discuss in a convivial atmosphere with our speakers:

  • Thierry Vallat is a Paris- and Tallinn-based lawyer specialized in digital issues
  • Marju Himma-Kadakas is editor in chief for the science portal of ERR News and a PhD candidate in Media studies at the University of Tartu
  • Andrey Krashevskiy is a journalist-editor for ERR News in Russian

The debate will be held in English and will be moderated by the French Institute.

Free entry (please fill the form)

Facebook event

This event is part of our initiative Digital November (Novembre numérique).

Read this article in: Français, Eesti,

French intensive courses

The French Institute offers a selection of week-long intensive courses which help to review some basic knowledge and to strengthen your level!   ⇒ The courses will take place from Monday to Friday at the French Institute. ⇒ 10 x 60 minutes. ⇒ Price: 93.33 €. ⇒ Levels A0, A1,...

Read more

intensive courseLearning French

Gypsy Swing Concert: Canarro (HUN)

Western-European manouche swing with a touch of 100-year-old music of Budapest parloors, a pinch of Paris and the musical freedom of jazz. The concert was supported by “The National Cultural Found of Hungary NKA” and the “Hangfoglaló program”. Canarro plays exciting authentic manouche...

Read more

Parisian stories by Robert Doisneau at the Documentary Photo Center

May 17, 2019 / August 18, 2019 - Tallinn

« Yes, I stole a treasure, but deep down, I only borrowed it. I'm going to return this treasure that people carried with them without being aware of it ». Robert Doisneau Robert Doisneau is one of the most renowned French photographers of the 20th century. He has captured the emotions and daily...

Read more