This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series The Power of Language Freedom of expression is a high good. It is the cornerstone of democracy and an important prerequisite for the freedom of the press and information....Read More
Series: The Power of Language
This series is about the impact of language in a globalized world. Talking about “the power of language” is not only about language in the service of power: language can also undermine power. This dual aspect will be discussed with reference to some of the major topics of our time.
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series The Power of LanguageTalking about war bluntly is a tricky thing. Nobody wants to go to war, at least not the general public. In Europe the experiences of two...Read More
Abuse of Power and the Debate on Sexism: The case of Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement and the media as public prosecutors
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series The Power of LanguageDebates on sexism flare up and then sink back into oblivion, not without leaving their tracks. The current sexism debate, triggered by the Harvey Weinstein scandal...Read More
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series The Power of LanguageGlaciers are receding, ice caps are melting in the Arctic, many islands are sinking. There are floods and droughts: What we are seeing are the impacts...Read More
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Power of LanguageImage: Vienna – demonstration held in solidarity with refugees (“Equal rights for all” (16.02-2013) Since autumn 2015, when hundreds of thousands of refugees were at the...Read More