Keeping the Internet Public

May 17

10:50 - 11:20

Grote Zaal
Safeguarding privacy, human rights, freedom of speech. How do we fight the power imbalace?

A panel discussion in reaction to the keynote speech by Miriam Rasch. How can you maintain your autonomy in times of Big Tech? Safeguarding privacy, human rights, and freedom of speech are the role that public organizations can play.


Panel: Miriam Rasch (technology philosopher & literary scholar), Ian Forrester (BBC), Johan Oomen (Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision), Helga Schwarzwald (community media in Austria), Michael Zita (Researcher for the International Association of Public Media Researchers), Geert-Jan Bogaerts (VPRO/PublicSpaces)

Hosted by


Roland Duong
Journalist and program creator



Miriam Rasch
Writer & research coordinator Willem de Kooning Academy


Geert-Jan Bogaerts
Chairman of the PublicSpaces Foundation; head of I&DM at VPRO


Helga Schwarzwald
Managing Director of the Association of Austrian Community Broadcasters, Chief Advocacy Person


Johan Oomen
Head of Research and Heritage Services at Nederlands Institute of Sound & Vision


Michael Zita
Communication Scholar, Project Manager & Media Literacy Promoter