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Record participation at WEXFO 2024

The World Expression Forum (WEXFO) witnessed an unprecedented turnout, with over 1800 participants engaged in the various events which took place in Lillehammer 26-29 May.

Democracy is built on reading skills

From a global perspective, the democratic progress achieved over the last 35 years has now disappeared. At the same time, reading skills have declined. Reading is democracy’s and freedom’s most important weapon.

NRK presenters to lead the World Expression Forum 2024

When advocates for freedom of expression from around the world gather in Lillehammer on May 27-28, personalities Sigrid Sollund and Espen Aas from NRK (Norwegian Braodcasting Corporation) will open and lead the discussions.

Public meeting in Lillehammer for freedom of expression

On 28 May, the Norwegian Festival of Literature and the World Expression Forum, in collaboration with Musikk i Innlandet (Music in Innlandet) and the Lillehammer-based newspaper GD, invite to a public meeting for freedom of expression.

The upcoming WEXFO 2024 featured in reputable Publishing Perspectives

Leading online business magazine for the global book industry, Publishing Perspectives, highlights the third annual iteration of World Expression Forum and the conference’s programming segment focused on book publishing.

Global defenders of freedom of expression and over a thousand young people gather in Lillehammer for the World Expression Forum 2024

Experts and activists from 24 different countries will assemble in Lillehammer 27-28 May to illuminate and promote freedom of speech and democracy, alongside more than a thousand young participants.

Charlie Hebdo editor participates in World Expression Forum 2024

Editor-in-chief Gérard Biard of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was targeted in a terrorist attack in 2015, will be attending the freedom of expression conference in Lillehammer in May.

High-profile speakers ready for WEXFO 2024

World Expression Forum is pleased to announce over 20 of the speakers at our conference in Lillehammer 27-28 May. Several are among the most sought-after experts in their respective fields.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Narges Mohammadi’s family contributes to WEXFO 2024

The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi’s husband is coming to World Expression Forum in Lillehammer in May with their children Kiana and Ali Rahmani.

New WEXFO Youth project with Nansen Academy

WEXFO Nansen Academy Dialogue Seminar will focus on dialogue as a tool in conflict situations and aims to make participants even more equipped in their own work. Our experience is that by using dialogue as a method and establishing safe spaces for expression, more people will dare to express themselves, even on difficult topics. This is especially useful in situations that are perceived as locked.

New colleagues on the WEXFO team

New colleagues on the WEXFO team

World Expression Forum is pleased to have Hilde Fauskerud Hansen, Andreas Gjone and Julia Dietze join the team in important roles in our organisation. Hilde is our Project Manager for WEXFO Youth: – I am fortunate to be able to work with something as important as...

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WEXFO-SEMINAR I BRUSSEL OM YTRINGSFRIHET FOR UNGDOM

WEXFO-SEMINAR I BRUSSEL OM YTRINGSFRIHET FOR UNGDOM

23.februar inviterte World Expression Forum (WEXFO) til seminar i Brussel om ytringsfrihet, demokrati og unges deltakelse i det offentlige rom. WEXFO er en årlig internasjonal kongress og møteplass i Lillehammer som samler aktører fra hele verden som jobber med...

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Early Bird Offer: Save NOK 500

Early Bird Offer: Save NOK 500

Take advantage of our special offer to participate at World Expression Forum 2023.
Order before 6th of March and get the Early Bird Ticket for only NOK 5.450 (Original price NOK 5.950)

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Speakers launched!

Speakers launched!

Freedom of speech is more important than ever. War and growing authoritarian tendencies, new technologies and cancel culture affect the status of free speech in different ways. Over two days in May, the World Expression Forum (WEXFO) will gather some of the brightest...

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Invitation to Public Meeting on Freedom of Expression

Invitation to Public Meeting on Freedom of Expression

Three Nobel Laureates, local youth and musicians of international class are on stage when newcomers World Expression Forum and Music in Innlandet, in collaboration with the Norwegian Literature Festival and GD, invite to a public meeting on freedom of expression in...

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Join us at Utøya

Join us at Utøya

We invite you to join us at Utøya in 2023 22. July 2011 Utøya became the scene of the worst terrorist attack in Norwegian history. A far-right terrorist attacked AUF's summer camp, and many were killed. Today Utøya is an open, accessible and inclusive arena for...

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Dmitry Muratov coming to WEXFO

Dmitry Muratov coming to WEXFO

The Nobel laureates, and representatives for the laureates of the important awards for freedom of expression, Prix Voltaire, and the Golden Pen Award, will all be among the speakers at the first WEXFO Congress. In addition to Maria Ressa (PH) confirming her...

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa confirmed to WEXFO

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa confirmed to WEXFO

This year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Maria Ressa, will be one of the speakers at the first World Expression Forum.  Maria Ressa is the co-founder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines. Ressa has been honoured...

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Main themes for the 2022 WEXFO conference

Main themes for the 2022 WEXFO conference

The aim of the World Expression Forum conference is to provide participants and listeners, including audiences online, with tools and ideas on how to promote freedom of expression. This will be pursued through the exploration of four main themes. The conference will...

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