Episode 4 : Why Ireland’s President Higgins is calling for citizens to protect libraries

Over the past year, Irish libraries have been faced with far-right protests at their doorsteps. One of the reasons they are being targeted is for holding LGBTQ+ reading material, or drag readings. In Hungary, a similar wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in reading material is underway. How close are we to living out the story of Fahrenheit 451? And what does this mean for the future of free speech and representation?

Europe, Day by Day is Europod‘s first daily podcast, in co-production with Sphera Network.

The executive producer of Europe, Day by Day is Alexander Damiano Ricci.

The host of Europe, Day by Day is Emma Belmonte.

The researcher of this episode is Juli Simond.

This episode was produced and edited by Alexander Damiano Ricci.

Original soundtrack by Thomas Kusberg.

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