„Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.“ Elie Wiesel
When Elie Wiesel said this in 1986 he couldn’t imagine that there will be a network that makes it actually possible for every place to become the center of the universe. This network is called „the Internet“ and people using it have the power to raise awareness for unseen things and to change them for the better.
I am interested in justice, in human rights and in the transformative power of a global communication network. Therefore, I’ve be co-founding and working on Future Challenges (as well as the Videoplatform for Human Rights weye), writing my PhD on the universalism of human rights and – last but not least, I’ve started this blog to let you know about my progress on my PhD and the crucial developments concerning human rights and the Internet.
I will mainly focus on normative questions, inculding questions of human dignity, the role of different cultures in the debate about the universalism of human rights and – of course – the Internet as the medium for intercultural communication.