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Free Speech Under Pressure? Self-censorship in Germany

In Germany, we see headlines ever more frequently about hate speech, threats and even physical attacks against writers and journalists. Is this leading to greater self-censorship? A discussion on limitations to free speech and about self-censorship, which builds on the results of a study carried out by the German PEN Centre and the Media Research Institute of the University of Rostock.

/ Cooperation: German PEN Centre; German Publishers & Booksellers Association

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Panel discussion


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main



Günter Wallraff

Journalist und Schriftsteller

Alexander Skipis

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels

Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Prommer

Direktorin des Instituts für Medienforschung der Universität Rostock


Prof. Dr. Carlos Collado Seidel

Generalsekretär des PEN-Zentrum Deutschland e.V.