'In Europe, like elsewhere in our networked era, social transformation can come about with the help of genuine media innovation. Media genres that make space for dialogue and public participation will be the facilitators of change. Critical media innovators is what Europe is currently in big need of, in order, to take Paolo Freire‘s words, to bring to fruition - in Paulo Freire‘s words - critical consciousness.’
Frédéric Dubois is a journalist and maker of interactive documentaries. He is themanaging editor of Internet Policy Review - an open access journal on Internet regulation. He is currently completing a doctorate in film production at the Film University Babelsberg, Potsdam. He is a seasoned organiser of journalism hackathons and conferences, and a trainer and coach for digital storytelling.