Network 4 Debate is a collaborative project of four newsrooms from the Visegrad countries. Between January and June 2017, A2larm, in cooperation with its partners Krytyka Polityczna (Poland), Pole Blog (Slovakia) and Kettős Mérce (Hungary), produced a series of thematic texts and videos in English revolving around three core topics that we feel resonate within the V4 neighbourhood: work and labour; education and educational policy; and engaged art and artivism.
Our aim was to invite the Visegrad countries to debate and discuss these topics through engaged citizen journalism. With Network for Debate, our goal was to amplify and promote a common voice against social injustice and radical nationalism, a voice of a progressive and tolerant Visegrad region. What are the common problems faced by Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, what is their wider context and are there solutions? These are the questions contributors from the four participating newsrooms tackled.
You can read and view all texts and videos created as part of the project below. All content is offered for free-to-use syndication to international media outlets, bringing regional concerns to a broader European context.
Project outputs are also available for free download in conveniently pacaked thematic ebooks!
This project is kindly supported by the International Visegrad Fund.
Paying bribes to public servants instead of working on a systematic solution cannot be justified in economic or ethical terms, nor from the point of view of public health – an issue which, in fact, concerns all citizens.