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Lutz Krebs

Academic Program Director, Maastricht University in Maastricht

Inconvenient freedom: universities in democratic reversals

PRESENTED ON MAY 22, 2017
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 33

Lutz Krebs is a strong advocate of academic freedom. As an academic researcher and education professional, he believes that freedom of research and education are essential for the future of any country. He is concerned that recent reversals of academic freedom in a number of European countries mirror events in the past — and suggests that they serve as warnings for the future.

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Freedom

BY MANOLIS ANASTASAKOS
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 20, 2013

Freedom is man's capacity to choose, with dignity, commitments to himself. Really free is the man who can set the limits of self - awareness that creates the outline of his existence.

"Freedom" is to act in accordance with what creates love in your soul.

Therefore it is not enough to not be enslaved to be free. We need to walk in accordance with what causes love. For example what excites or stirs your soul. Living a life of routine and mediocracy, you are not free.

Manolis Anastassakos, released through Art!

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Violence and Freedom of Expression

BY RICARDO GONZÁLEZ
@ VOL 32 ON NOV 05, 2013

Ricardo Gozález explains what freedom of expression consists of by giving alarming examples of the violence registered against journalists and different media.

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The Netherlands, a Transparent Society? Think Again...

BY SJORS VAN BEEK
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

Transparency is of the utmost importance for a healthy, democratic society. A free press is the gatekeeper for that transparency and the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) is one of the tools to achieve transparency. The Netherlands prides itself for being an open, transparent society. Unjustly so, according to investigative Sjors van Beek, who has met many locked doors during his career spanning over 25 years.

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Freedom of Movement

BY IAN WHITEHEAD
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

In Freedom of MovementIan Whitehead revisits his experience of touring with his old art rock band Souvaris and how this was made possible by the EU freedom of movement legislation that is now under threat.

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The Fight for Democracy

BY BRETT WACHSMITH
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 20, 2017

Deployed to Iraq to defend “Liberty and Freedom” in 2004, Brett Wachsmith feels privileged to have been a part of the efforts, perfect or not. Brett puts democracy into prospective by comparing the current struggle in America to those worldwide. Today he serves as the Kittitas County Treasurer, embracing diversity and with a call for unity form both sides of the aisle to preserve our liberties for years to come.

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BY AVRINA PRABALA-JOSLIN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 09, 2017

In an emotional speech, Avrina Joslin makes a strong point, to why everyone should be a feminist:

What does it mean to be an anti-homosexual? What does it mean to be an anti-feminist? Can personal opinions or thoughts without activism affect the momentum of movements? But, freedom of expression you say? Well, thoughts have a way of spreading...

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Freedom... for all?

BY BENEDICTE EKMAN
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 15, 2017

Freedom seems to be a self evident human right, but still 45 million people all over the world does have it. What can we do so make sure freedom belongs to all mankind? Benedicte Ekman explains.

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The Freedom of becoming a woman after being a girl

BY LINN SOLVIG
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The title, talk and audio says it all.

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Freelance wife and husband living and working from BlackStar, a 2001 Volkswagen T4. Heidi is from Norway, David from England.