In an era where screens often replace face-to-face interactions, GenBench emerges as a novel initiative. This project, transcending digital barriers, brings generations together on park benches, fostering meaningful conversations and understanding.
At the 2023 Brave New Media Forum in Belgrade, a panel of LGBTQ+ activists and allies, hosted by Jakov I. Leon, delved into the heart of LGBTQ+ challenges in the Balkans, sharing personal stories and strategies for fostering acceptance in a region marked by contrasts.
In a dynamic panel discussion, experts from diverse backgrounds confront the entrenched stereotypes and emerging challenges in the media landscape of the Western Balkans. Their insights reveal a multifaceted struggle for gender inclusivity, highlighting the urgency of diversity and the impact of online violence.
Can Dündar, a prominent Turkish journalist in exile, shares his insights on the challenges and responsibilities of journalism in today’s autocratic world, emphasizing the need for global solidarity and the power of social media in the fight for truth.