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2 um 8: Der radioeins und Freitag Salon
Jakob Augstein im Gespräch mit Talal Derki
29.04.

Discourse
German and English

The Legacy of Violence: IS, Syria, and the Children of War

How does a child become a jihadist? And how much time is enough to really get to know people and their motives? As far as Syrian documentary director Talal Derki is concerned, days and weeks are not enough. In order to understand how and why children in Syria are becoming radicalized and joining IS, Derki filmed Abu Osama’s family for 330 days spread over a period of over two and a half years. The co-founder of Al-Nusra—the Syrian offshoot of al-Qaeda—dreams of establishing an Islamic caliphate and is raising his two eldest sons according to sharia law. “The children’s perspective reveals not only the whole madness of war but also their own childlike way of not losing hope,” says Talal Derki. With his Oscar-nominated documentary Of Fathers and Sons, he gives insights into a war-torn country and its divided society in search of a better future.

Jakob Augstein has a discussion with Talal Derki about Syria, the psychology of war, and his work. To accompany the discussion Babylon cinema will show Talal Derkis' current film Of Fathers and Sons on the 29.04.19 at 5:30pm. Information and tickets are available on the cinema website.

Once a month on radioeins and the Freitag Salon at Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to discuss politics in culture, society and its constraints, the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. radioeins broadcasts the conversations live.

In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is ‘unplugged,’ as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and endangered practice skills are practiced such as taking time, listening, understanding and learning.

The unrivaled model of this topical political discussion format is the legendary interviews by journalist Günter Gaus, which broadcasted back when television was still in black and white.


Past Activities

2 um 8: Der radioeins und Freitag Salon Jakob Augstein im Gespräch mit Sawsan Chebli

Jakob Augstein discusses the challenges of democracy and society in times of populism and online hate speech with Sawsan Chebli.

Attacks on Democracy—What can be done about right-wing hate speech online?

Today, those in the public eye are frequently becoming involuntary targets. Trolls on the internet, racists on the street, populists in society—right-wing attacks target migrants, women, and the socially disadvantaged in particular. Even Sawsan Chebli (State of Berlin Delegate to the Federation and Permanent Secretary for Active Citizenship and International Relations) is confronted with this daily, receiving hate mail, discriminatory comments on Twitter, and verbal threats. She deactivated her Facebook account in October 2018 due to the amount of hate messages. Nevertheless, Chebli does not hold back: “The attacks on our democracy by perfectly organized right-wing movements and parties—especially on social media—are becoming increasingly brutal. And us? We are either silent or in reaction mode. It’s time for us to set the tone ourselves.” But how can this be done?

Once a month on radioeins and the Freitag Salon at Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to discuss politics in culture, society and its constraints, the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. radioeins broadcasts the conversations live.

In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is ‘unplugged,’ as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and endangered practice skills are practiced such as taking time, listening, understanding and learning.

The unrivaled model of this topical political discussion format is the legendary interviews by journalist Günter Gaus, which broadcasted back when television was still in black and white.

2 at 8: radioeins and Freitag Salon Jakob Augstein in conversation with Martin Schulz

Once a month on radioeins and the Freitag Salon at Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to discuss politics in culture, society and its constraints, the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. radioeins broadcasts the conversations live.

In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is ‘unplugged,’ as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and endangered practice skills are practiced such as taking time, listening, understanding and learning.

The unrivaled model of this topical political discussion format is the legendary interviews by journalist Günter Gaus, which broadcasted back when television was still in black and white.

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