NYU to Host Mediapart CEO Edwy Plenel for Public Lecture, “Digital Revolution, Democratic Revolution?” —April 12


New York University will host Edwy Plenel, founder and CEO of the digital newspaper Mediapart, for a public lecture, “Digital Revolution, Democratic Revolution? How the Digital Revolution is Changing Public Space,” on Friday, April 12, 6 p.m., at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge.

NYU to Host Edwy Plenel for Lecture, “Digital Revolution, Democratic Revolution?”—April 12
NYU will host Edwy Plenel, founder and CEO of the digital newspaper Mediapart, for a public lecture, “Digital Revolution, Democratic Revolution? How the Digital Revolution is Changing Public Space,” on Friday, April 12, 6 p.m., at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge. Above, Cairo's Tahrir Square after the resignation of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Image courtesy of Jonathan Rashad.

New York University will host Edwy Plenel, founder and CEO of the digital newspaper Mediapart, for a public lecture, “Digital Revolution, Democratic Revolution? How the Digital Revolution is Changing Public Space,” on Friday, April 12, 6 p.m., at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square (between 5th and 6th Streets), 7th floor.

The event, co-sponsored by NYU’s Institute of African American Affairs and Institute for Public Knowledge, is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 212.998.IAAA(4222) or click here. Subways: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street). Reporters interested in attending must contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

Like the previous two industrial revolutions, the digital revolution has radically changed public space: it has become borderless and open to all individuals. This technological revolution offers huge democratic opportunities that confront state authorities and economic powers. The event will use the French experience of Mediapart—a digital newspaper, that is both independent and participatory—to reflect upon the political Internet. Penel will discuss new media and democracy in Europe as well as the relations between North and South in the context of the Internet and the global changes that it is bringing.

Plenel, previously editor-in-chief of Le Monde, has published several books, including, most recently, “Le droit de savoir” (“The Right to Know”, Don Quichotte, 2013).

The event is supported by NYU’s La Maison Française.

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