The Oxbridge debate on the freedom of press was organized by the European Leadership & Academic Institute in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and IHNED.CZ on Wednesday 23th of April.
The main goal of the debate was to bring the topic that is controversial and for which it is not easy to determine unambiguous solution.
Debaters on this discussion on the PRO side were Pavlína Kvapilová, the former head of the New Media division of the Czech Television and Jan Urban, a well known columnist and professor at the New York University Prague. The against panel consisted of Ištván Léko, the editor-in-chief of Lidové Noviny and Jindřich Šídlo, the editor-in-chief of the political news and opinion section of the Economia publishing house. The moderators of the event were Lukáš Sedláček, Executive Director of the European Leadership & Academic Institute and Daniela Retková from the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. ”