Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Mass-media coverage of Sebastian Buhai

Below you can check out a selection of press/magazine articles and other news media, including television or radio talk-shows, where I have been interviewed/ invited/ covered (with saved PDF versions where possible—clicking on pdfs.gif (158 bytes)—should the direct links cease to function); although most articles are in Romanian, they have often got brief explanations in English below on this page (for newer items). Please note that items are not updated/ rechecked after their initial posting. The starred ones Starredare larger contributions (long interviews, live talk-shows, etc.). In reverse chronological order (and listed on this page with a certain time lag):

  • StarredActual de Cluj, 15 August 2017saved PDF pdfs.gif (158 bytes) versionby Kristina Restea: “Din grupul economiştilor care au declarat război imposturii în mediul academic din Romania, tara unde premianţi de Nobel nu au loc în Universităţi. Sebastian Buhai, cercetător român la Stockholm: “Vorbim de o lume paralelă, asta e şocant!””. This interview with excellent questions by journalist Kristina Restea takes on, inter alia, expected eventual changes in the Romanian academic system following our Buhai et al (2016) report and manifesto: “The Rise for Academic Integrity in Romanian (Domestic) Economic Sciences” (see also the 4 Dec 2016 entry on my “essays” page for further details; for other extensive coverage in the Romanian mass-media about that report please see below on this “media coverage” page the entries dated 14 Dec 2016 and 6 dec 2016); the Actual de Cluj article was also taken over, in various formats, by, among others, InsideCluj.ro, Romania24.net, CentruldePresa.ro, PortalZiare.ro, I-ziare.ro, Index-stiri.ro, etc. Unfortunately, despite the extensive media coverage and the thumbs up from many academics (economists and beyond) inside and outside Romania, Romanian decision-makers in context did not do almost anything to address and correct the absurdities (inter alia, “academic prostitution” is but an euphemism to picture what is asked from our economist colleagues inside Romania to be successful and to promote within the current system) that we pointed out in that report (as well as in reports from previous years, e.g., this one…). Surely then, the show *must* go on and, hopefully, many more will join in our (velvet) revolution!
  • StarredLive 30-min interview on Look TVthe “Casa Poporului” program hosted by Ciprian Aron, 1 August 2017, about the persistent, ubiquitous, to-many-unbelievable-but-sadly-real problems of the Romanian university/ academic system concerning Economic Sciences (and not only), and about initiatives meant to help, such as, e.g., the ERMAS annual conferences, etc. No link online appears to be available, but see some pics.