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Volume Up: Dystopia of a future without journalism

By - 19.12.2017

In K2.0’s next Volume Up, Saso Ordanoski imagines a world with no media.

Imagine a world two decades from now where Facebook has the monopoly of your right to express yourself. And let’s say, Jared Kushner gets to dictate what is fake news and what is not… Wait… Are we there already?

Saso Ordanoski, K2.0’s next Volume Up speaker, will be in Prishtina on Thursday (Dec. 21), to give a presentation at K2.0’s house, at 18:00, and to answer some questions about the future of journalism. The presentation is open to the public.

For Ordanoski, concepts like “public,” “public interest,” “media channels,” “news cycles” or even “facts” have been modified and (re)interpreted in extraordinary ways, leaving journalism under maximum scrutiny. So, what is democracy left with? Ordanoski will share his imagined dystopia of a world without journalists, and he shoots one question for starters: Do we need journalism anymore?

Sašo Ordanoski’s professional journalistic carrier spans over 30 years, with considerable experience in journalism, PR, and public communications, both in the national and international arena. An award-winning journalist, he is a regular contributor to a number of local and international printed/electronic media. He was managing director and editor-in-chief of the national public broadcaster in Macedonia and managing director of the national commercial TV Alsat-M.

Among other career highlights, he founded — and for more than a decade, coached — the weekly Forum news magazine, and worked as the founder and country editor of the Macedonia office of the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

Based in Macedonia, he plays a prominent role in South East Europe’s civil society sector. He also teaches journalism, media, and theory and practice of communication.

Volume UP is a K2.0 public talks program focused on exploring journalism models and communication approaches that change our perceptions of reality and collectivity in our daily life, beyond the everyday 24/7 news cycle. The program is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kosovo, and to date has brought in the voices of Robert Botteri (Mladina magazine), Ibrahim Nehme (The Outpost) and Branko Cecen and Ivana Jeremic (Center for Investigative Journalism in Serbia).

*Public Talk will be held in English language.K

Feature image: Majlinda Hoxha / K2.0.