Transnational journalism network n-ost is pleased to present the third issue of its magazine Second Thoughts — an exploration of social polarization in the Visegrád states and eastern Germany.
Published in the wake of the European elections, the issue identifies sensitive points of East-Central European societies and places divergent views side by side in dialogue form. Each of its five illustrated double reports explore a topic from two different viewpoints. Two Hungarian reporters tell very different stories about the Orbán government's refugee policy in rural parts of the country and reports from Poland detail inter-generational differences in forms of liberal-opposition protest.
The issue also includes four debates on EU relations, minorities, threatened rule of law and press freedom. Each two-expert debate was conducted using modern formats in an exploration of the changing nature of discussion: how is discourse affected if it’s conducted live, in a messenger service, in an anonymous chat or publicly via Twitter?
Second Thoughts #3 was initiated by n-ost and created in close cooperation with six editorial offices in Poland (Krytyka Polityczna), the Czech Republic (HlídacíPes), Slovakia (Dennik N), Hungary (Szabad Pécs), and Germany (n-ost alongside magazine publishers Froh!).
108 pages / Shipping within the EU is included