‘Babelians’ of 2011 (12 images)
December 22, 2011
These were the activists, philosophers, artists and citizens whom we met each month of this year across our pan-European citizen media landscape, from Egypt to Russia - follow the links to re-read the articles. Happy holidays!
Julien Bayou, 30, French
activist: ' Europe’s youth: ‘Obvious to see why
you’d be disenchanted' (Image © Sladjana Perkovic)
Yuriy Gurzhy, Ukrainian-born DJ and producer in Berlin: ‘Achtung! The party is Russian-rock-free’ (Image © Dmitriy Shakhin/ myspace.com/yuriygurzhy)
Susanne Bier joined the ranks of contemporaries Lars Von Trier to mark 2011 as a Danish year for award-winning films. Read ' Denmark 2011 Oscar for In A Better World - but not a very Danish movie' (Image (cc) In a Better World/ imdb)
Laszlo Tengelyi ( not pictured): 'The problem of being a philosopher in Hungary' (Image (cc) Josh Pesavento (broma)/ flickr)
Gökçe Koç ( not pictured), politics student, 28: ' Istanbul ‘sex bus’: student beaten for defending couple speaks' (Image (cc) ∆ matt caplin ∆/ Matt Caplin/ flickr)
Giulio Spatola, 26, Mr Gay Europe 2011: ‘ People like me don’t create a spectacle’ (Image © CarloSordoni.it courtesy of Giulio Spatola Mr Gay Italia 2010 facebook page)
Aris Chatzistefanou, writer, journalist and Debtocracy director: ‘ Greece should exit eurozone’ (Image: (cc) / blogspot) FREDDIE F.
Sila Sahin, 25, Turkish-German actress: ' First ‘muslim playboy model’' (Image: © Jan Zappner)
Mohamed El Deeb: ' Revolution rapper, Tahrir square’s figurehead' (Image © Sherif Hany photography courtesy of deeb/ facebook)
We first meet
Voina, Moscow-based self-styled ‘street art gang’ formed in 2005, in October (Image: (cc) Voina/ wikimedia)
Susanne Graf, youngest MP in German parliament, 19: ‘ Those who remember the GDR know what it means to be observed constantly’ (Image © Tobias Sauer)
Vaclav Havel, Czech dissident, former president and playwright, 75 (Image: (cc) p.a.j.a./ flickr)
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