Category: Medien

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The Expressis-Verbis project is the result of countless hours of work and sleepless nights. Some of us end up working an additional 5-6 hours a day on top of our already intense workday; sometimes even more. Voluntary and free of charge. Indeed, to be able to do this as...

The (not so) independent fact checkers

Our Board member Dr Benoît Ochs was recently the target of a fact-check by Agence France-Presse (AFP), one of the major players in this field. It was about statements in a video distributed by alternative media, where he expressed his concern about the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccines....

Note on our own behalf

Lately, there seems to have been an increasing amount of speculation in about Expressis-Verbis and our intentions as a non-profit association. Obviously, we have still not formulated the purpose of the company, which we have presented in detail on our “About Us” page, in a sufficiently comprehensible and transparent manner....

The pre-stabilized harmony of the press

One of the most surprising effects of the pandemic to date has been the extraordinary homogenization of television, radio and print media coverage. Some have attempted to see this as an alignment (“Gleichschaltung”), reminiscent of the political, economic, cultural and social process of National Socialism in the 1930s. Although...

I cannot do it anymore

In an open letter, ARD employee Ole Skambraks speaks out against one and a half years of Corona coverage: Skambraks has worked as an editorial assistant and editor at the public broadcaster for 12 years. ...

The children of the pandemic

From 22 February 2021, masks were compulsory in schools. This was justified by an assessment of the epidemiological situation in a press conference of the Ministry of Education on 12 February. A critical examination of this argumentation leads to the question of the proportionality of the measure, and a...

The exclusion of dissenters – a letter to our critics

On 16 July 2021, I (50) stood at the top of the 3-metre diving board in Lutry on beautiful Lac Léman and couldn’t believe my eyes: from below, it didn’t look so high after all! Next to me stood a smiling boy of about 10 years old who politely...

Über den Anstand in schwierigen Zeiten und die Frage, wie wir miteinander umgehen

Klappentext Man sieht erst, was einem fehlt, wenn es verschwindet – Plädoyer für eine gefährdete Tugend »Wir haben uns schon an zu vieles gewöhnt, an einen rauen, unverschämten Umgangston, Shitstorms, Beleidigungen, Lügen, an eine Maßlosigkeit im Urteil über andere. Die grundlegenden Regeln menschlichen Anstands stehen in Frage. Aber was...

Professor Didier Raoult, emblem of a French-style resistance

“I don’t think we should manage crises through fear”. Prof. Dr. Didier Raoult, during an interview (16 April 2021) on BFMTV witgh Bruce Toussaint “Who is this guy?” I asked myself on 22 March 2020, the day I first discovered Professor Didier Raoult through a video sent to me...

Ferngesteuerter Journalismus

Wie sich die Wissenschaftskommunikation ins Vorfeld der Medien verlagert. Ein Gastbeitrag von Prof.Dr. Stephan Russ-Mohl Die Wissenschaftskommunikation professionalisiert sich. Sie verlagert sich aber auch immer mehr ins Vorfeld des Journalismus, in die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit. Und der Journalismus wird der Flut von PR-Meldungen, die täglich in die Redaktionen gespült wird, schon...