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Sunday, May 30th  2010 

 

20h00-21h30

Gideon Sa’ar, Minister of Education

Ron Huldaï, Mayor of Tel Aviv- Yafo

Christophe Bigot, French Ambassador in Israel

Dov Alfon, Editor in chief of Haaretz

Annette Levy-Willard, Cultural Counsellor, French Embassy

A definition of the democratic ideal  :

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Philosopher

 

Monday May 31st, 2010

« The balance of power »

 

9h30-10h15   Talking Democracy

Limor Livnat, Minister of Culture and Sport

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Philosopher

Moderator : Ari Shavit, Haaretz

 

10h30-11h45   Freedom of press and self-censorship

How free are the media? Does censorship still exist? Self-censorship? To what extend does the media influence decision-makers?

Marc Semo, Head of Foreign News, Libération

Amos Schocken, Publisher of Haaretz

Ronen Bergman, Journalist, Yediot Aharonot

Charles Enderlin,  Correspondant, France 2

Richard Descoings, Director of Sciences Po Paris

Moderator : Jérôme Bourdon, Professor of Communications, Tel Aviv University

 

12h00-13h15  Media and Politics: happily married?

Free speech on TV and the radio - an eternal question. Are politicians and journalists one big family?

Nitsan Horowitz, Member of Knesset

Alain Frachon, Former editor in chief, Columnist, Le Monde

Yoav Toker, Journalist and Lecturer Sciences Po

Sylvain Attal, Journalist, France 24

Moderator : Emmanuel Halperin, Journalist

 

12h00-13h15   Media and Politics: happily married? 

Free speech on TV and the radio - an eternal question. Are politicians and journalists one big family?

Nitsan Horowitz, Member of Knesset

Alain Frachon, Former editor in chief, Columnist, Le Monde

Yoav Toker, Journalist and Lecturer Sciences Po

Sylvain Attal, Journalist, France 24

Shaul Goldstein, Head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council 

Moderator : Emmanuel Halperin, Journalist

 

14h30-15h45   Digital democracy?

Digital media: a new mode of democratic information and participation or e-totalitarianism?

Pierre Assouline, Journalist and Writer

Antoine Lefebure, Expert in digital media

Eran Tifenbrum, Ynet

Ayelet Noff, Blonde 2.0, Founder and CEO

Moderator : Schlomo Papirblat, Yediot Aharonot

 

16h00- 17h30   Literature: last exit to democracy?

Writers: a counter-democracy? 

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Pascal Bruckner, Writer

Pierre Assouline, Journalist and writer

Moderator : Sefy Hendler, Haaretz

 

18h00-19h30   Challenging democracy. The power of movie makers

Similarities between a thriving Israeli cinema and French cinema: protest and social criticism.

Katriel Schory, Director of Israel Film Fund

Keren Yedaya, Film director

Yael Abecassis, Actress

Stéphane Freiss, Actor

François Samuelson, Agent

Moderator : Goel  Pinto

 

Tuesday June 1st , 2010

« New ideas for a better democracy »

 

9h30– 10h45    Cities and Melting-pot

The impact of urban policy on multi-ethnic coexistence. Dealing with international influences and immigration.

Opening: Avishai Braverman, Minister of Minorities

Anne Hidalgo, Deputy-mayor of Paris

Antoine Grumbach, Architect and Urbanist

Zvi Efrat, Head of the School of Architecture Betsalel

Moderator : Eytan Schwartz, Tel Aviv Municipality

 

11h00-12h00   Standing for Democracy

The role of leaders in our globalised society. Which battles are left to be fought? 

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Philosopher

Tzipi Livni, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leader of Kadima

Moderator : Aluf Benn, Haaretz 

 

12h15-13h30   Justice as fairness

Justice - the pillar of a democratic society – shaking or standing?

Claude Goasguen, Member of Parliament, Mayor

Beatrice Vallaeys, Journalist Libération

Mordehai Kremnitzer, Institute for Democracy

Amal Jamal, Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University

Moderator : Emmanuel Halperin, Journalist

 

15h00-16h30   To be a democratic citizen

Engagement and Identity

Yariv Oppenheimer,  Director General Peace now

Ben Dror Yemini, Journalist Maariv

Rafael Walden, Doctor Physicians for Human Rights

Pascal Bruckner, Writer

Roland Castro, Architect and Urbanist

Moderator : Marius Schattner, Journalist, AFP

 

17h00-18h30   Why do we need politicians for a better democracy?

Valérie Hoffenberg, Special Representative for the peace process for the Middle East

Laurent Joffrin, Editor in chief, Libération

Avirama Golan, Haaretz

Daniel Ben Simon, Member of Knesset

Moderator : Ilan Greilsammer, Professor of Political Sciences, Bar Ilan University

 

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