Round table discussion (organized within the Erased Week)
28 February 2008, KUD France Prešeren, Ljubljana
The Peace Institute and Civil Initiative of Erased Activists organized a round table discussion »Erasure in the media« within the Erased Week. Guests – Igor Mekina (Dnevnik), Gojko Bervar (RA Slovenija), Siniša Gačić (TV Slovenija), Alenka Arko (POP TV) and Igor Kocijančič – focused on the media reporting on the erasure in Slovenian and foreign media. Which media reported first on the erasure, how and under which circumstances? How did the information about the erasure get to the media and what kind of problems were those reporting on the issue facing? How did the media contribute to the formation of the public discourse on the erasure? What is the situation with the reporting on the erasure like today? These are some questions we tried to answer. We also discussed about the public image of the erased people that has been formed by the media reporting and how this image has changed with years.