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Status unknown
Country Romania
State or District Bucharest
City Bucharest
Date of founding 2012/01/01
Last Updated 2017-10-02
Website http://www.thesponge.eu
Wiki http://wiki.thesponge.eu/
40 21-313-4047
E-mail contact@thesponge.eu
Snail mail

Calea Plevnei 98, Bucuresti, Romania
010237 Bucharest

Number of members 15
Membership fee no membership fee yet
Size of rooms 50 mp
Open to Exchanges? yes
Open to Residencies? yes
Location 44° 26' 19.47" N, 26° 4' 35.49" E

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This is a journalistic hackerspace started by the Sponge Media Lab.

The Sponge media lab, an initiative of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism, is aiming to change the existent informational ecosystem in Eastern Europe. Currently this ecosystem is corrupt, as there is a chronic lack of independent and relevant information in the mainstream media.

Most existing information is some sort of 'copy/paste' type of journalism, stemming from various corporations, power groups or politicians, who are using information channels to distribute propaganda to serve their own purposes.

Alternative or non-profit media exists but has limited impact and no sustainable business model and no access to digital tools. Information stemming from this type of alternative media has no continuity and is totally dependent on stipends. Huge resources are consumed by hucksters who abuse the bureaucratic-intensive media assistance industrial complex.

We are building a collaboration platform for media visionaries: journalists, coders, activists, legal experts, designers and students.

Watch this video: http://whtj.thesponge.eu/

Read this post about our work in progress: http://thesponge.eu/index.php?idT=4&idC=13&idRec=1096&recType=story

If you want to join us:

- join our mailing list: http://lists.thesponge.eu/mailman/listinfo/thesponge

- write to: contact (at) thesponge (dot) eu

- join our Thursday 4pm weekly meetings

- come over

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