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1ST LEAD President slams media misrepresentation of Germany at book fair By Thomas Maier, dpa

Europe
10.10.2018
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Frankfurt (dpa) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier reprimanded the media for misrepresenting Germany and Europe at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Wednesday.

Speaking during a panel discussion with two authors - Ivana Sajko of Croatia and Stefan Hertmans of Belgium - Steinmeier said international news media often misrepresented Germany as a country in the clutches of right-wing forces intent on bringing down democracy.

"There is a normality (in Germany) that we actually don‘t even speak about with one another," Steinmeier said, adding that same goes for Europe.

There is a "new fascination" with authoritarianism, but the public most not forget the hundreds of thousands of people working "every day in an unspectacular fashion" to make their country worth living in.

Sajko said that people in her native eastern Europe had lost trust in institutions and highlighted the value of literature of giving disenfranchised citizens a voice.

The world‘s largest trade fair for the publishing industry officially launched on Tuesday with 7,000 exhibitors from 110 countries. This year‘s guest country is Georgia, which is featured in its own pavilion.

The 70th edition of the annual fair is scheduled to run from Wednesday until Sunday, with the first few days open to professionals and the weekend open to the general public.

The programme lists some 3,700 events, with 9,800 reporters accredited to cover the fair.

 

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