Talking Progress

Talking Progress

A series on ideas that matter

Media for a European Public Sphere #1

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Our guests work hard on creating such a pan-European media infrastructure: Christian-Zsolt Varga is an online editor at n-ost, reporting on Hungarian politics and other crucial issues from across Eastern Europe. Patrick Leusch is Head of European Affairs at Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster. In this capacity, he is responsible for international relations, especially to European institutions and partners.

Christian pitches n-ost, a non-profit media network that connects journalists and other media outlets from across the European Union to foster collaboration and strengthen pan-European reporting. Their members campaign against economic, social or political restrictions in journalism and push for fair compensation. By collaborating through n-ost, they can tap into additional resources for time-consuming research and improve each other’s reporting.

Patrick argues that creating a shared sense of discourse and narratives across the EU requires media outlets to produce content that engages people beyond the pro-EU bubble. Also, he shares his insight into ENTR, an upcoming collaboration between several European broadcasters and media institutions that aims to create a cohesive European media network.



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Tune into Talking Progress, the podcast about ideas that matter. The Berlin-based think tank "Das Progressive Zentrum" (The Progressive Centre) is gathering the most pressing political debates and perspectives from Berlin to San Francisco, all in one place.

A guest will kick-off each episode with a thought-provoking take on one of today's political challenges. Leaving no stone unturned, a second guest will be invited to respond to the first guest's idea. To ground the debate, the two guests will offer further reading and listening recommendations on the subject on hand.

Talking Progress will dive headfirst into everything progressive, ranging from the European public sphere to urban policy. Subscribe now and be the first to hear our miniseries!

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