About the event
A 19 year-old selling almost one ton of illegal drugs from his parent's home... Whistleblowers who transfer highly sensitive information under cover of anonymity. All of this exists in the darknet. What does this parallel universe look like? Is the darknet good, evil or something in-between? Who is looking for protection by the digital anonymity, and why?
The darknet is polarising and puzzling. Many people find it scary and exciting in equal measure. The journalist Stefan Mey wanted to get a firsthand impression of this. And he was astonished how quickly he got "in". He realized quickly that a large proportion of the information circulating about the darknet belongs to the realm of myths and that there exists not much real knowledge. Mey has spoken to researchers and combed through dozens of scientific studies of the darknet in search of usable results. Via tap-proof channels and in complex initiation and preparation procedures, he has approached people from the "dark" side of the darknet.
Moderator: Dirk von Gehlen, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Stefan Mey is a freelance journalist. He has written articles and contributions about the darknet for numerous media, such as Heute.de, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Heise online or Le Monde Diplomatique. In the course of his investigative research, he has managed to gain detailed insight into the reality, the inconsistency and the potential of the darknet like hardly any other journalist.
About the series
"Zur Sache..." – "To the point...", authors in the Staatsbibliothek, is a series of events jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the Deutsche Verlagsanstalt (DVA) and the Carl Hanser publishing house, with the kind support of the Friends and Sponsors of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the book trader Lehmkuhl.
|Date||14 November 2017, 19:00|
|Venue||Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor|
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
|Public transport||Underground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 150/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität|
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
|Registration||The event is already fully booked!|
Please register by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +49 89 28638-2115
|Admission||Admission is free.|
|Flyer||Download of the event flyer (PDF, 6.3 MB)|