WEXFO 2022

Program

30th of May

09.00-10.30 Opening Session: The Current State of Freedom of Expression

Opening Ceremony
Mads Nygaard, Ingunn Trosholmen, ISÁK, John Steinmark, Laila Bokhari
Freedom of Expression at War
Dmitrij Muratov, Jakob Nielsen
The Current State of Freedom of Expression and Key Challenges for the Future
Irene Khan
Spotlight: Ukraine
Oleksandra Matviichuk
What shall we do with the key Challenges to Freedom of Expression
Irene Khan, Barbara Trionfi, Burhan Sönmez, Oleksandra Matviichuk, Laila Bokhari

10.50-12.15 Combating Growing Authoritarianism and Illiberalism

Spotlight: Working for Freedom of Expression in Exile
Farzana Elham Kochai, John Steinmark
Artistic impression
Ali Dorani
Finding Facts and Debunking Lies
Christo Grozev
How to defend Freedom of Expression against growing authoritarianism
Mohamed Kharwa, Agnes Callamard, Leandro Demori, Aage Borchgrevink
Spotlight: Hong Kong
Sebastien Lai

13.15-14.45 Technologies and Regulations

Shutting down the Internet
Felicia Anthonio
How can we Regulate the Tech Giants
Victor Pickard
Regulator of the World
Věra Jourová
Navigating complexity in a time of war, polarization and conflict: How to defend freedoms of information and expression
Christine Sørensen
Technology and Society, How to Manouver in Conflict, War and Polarization
Dex Hunter-Torricke, Helje Solberg, Christo Grozev, Christine Sørensen, Laila Bokhari.

15.05-16.35 Society. How to Deal with Hate Speech?

The Way Forward: Sports Washing and Freedom of Expression
Lise Klaveness, Kadafi Zaman
How Do Young People Think the Challenges to Freedom of Expression Should be Addressed?
Vivian Haverstadløkken, Marianne Knudsen, John Steinmark
Spotlight: When Hate Speech Turns Into Killing
Astrid Hoem
Spotlight: How To Work With Hate Speech
Abetare Krasniqi, Laila Bokhari
Polarization And No-Platforming
Jakob Mchangama, Lisa Ann Cooper, Adele Matheson Mestad, Knut Olav Åmås

19.30 Dinner

WEXFO Dinner
Helje Solberg, Even Aleksander Hagen, Rasha Al Ameer, Oleksandra Matviichuck, Svitlana Valko, Jon Peder Egenæs, Kristenn Einarsson

31st of May

12.50-14.30 Who is the Enemy and who is the Ally

Artistic impression
Ali Dorani
Can You Promote Change from the Inside?
Rasha Al Ameer, Bodour Al Qasimi, Fatemah Farag, Yama Wolasmal
Spotlight: Speaking up under Threat
Bård Vegar Solhjell, Juana Regina Pérez Tiño
Spotlight: Is there a Hope for a Russian Democracy?
Kira Yarmysh, Aage Borchgrevink
How to Hijack a Democracy
Adam Bodnar
Who are the Enemies of Freedom of Expression, and how do we Confront them?
Agnes Callamard, Irene Khan, Anniken Huitfeldt, Laila Bokhari

15.00-16.15 What is the Future of Freedom of Expression?

Spotlight: Indigenous Voices not Silenced
Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, John Steinmark
Spotlight: Hidden Histories in Russia
Guzel Yakhina
The Way Forward
Maria Ressa
What we must do, What to take Home
Maria Ressa, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Anette Trettebergstuen
Welcome Back Next Year
John Steinmark, Laila Bokhari, Kristenn Einarsson, Ali Dorani