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The Budapest branch of will represent the magazine in the biggest open-air summer festival of Europe, the Sziget for the third time in 2009. We will provide different programmes for visitors of the festival in the special corner of the island, called Civil Sziget reserved for civil organisations and NGOs. You can find us there during the weekend, between 14th-16th August.

Our events will include:

- Interactive games (daily)

- Making of short videos and blog posts (daily)

- Two 'Brunch Talks' - One debate

Our brunch guests will be

on August 14th, 1 p.m., with Krisztán Grecsó writer, literary editor (Hun) and

on August 15th, 1 p.m., with András Lovasi from Kispál és a Borz (Hun)

As usual, we will wait participants of the noon-talk with coffee and cakes.

On August 16th, 2.30 p.m. a huge debate of young Europeans will be organised by Budapest team on the following topic:

'illegal' music-downloading and file-sharing and their sanctions

Background info:

After the well-known lawsuit of the torrent-site called Pirate Bay the problem - that has faced all young people who are listening to music - has arisen again. The best place to talk about this issue is the Sziget Festival in Budapest where young people devote one week in every year to cultural programs and music. as one the most visible channel of European dialogue sets store by foreshowing all of the important aspects to the audience and performers of the Festival. During the one and a half hour long conversation four guest speakers will share their view on the topic and we are expecting about 80-100 people.

Members of the panel will be:

Veronika Harcsa, jazz singer

Balázs Bodó, media researcher

from ProArt

Zoltán Ormós, lawyer (tbc)

The language of the debate will be Hungarian.

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