How to defend Freedom of Expression against growing authoritarianism

Mohamed Kharwa, Agnes Callamard, Leandro Demori, Aage Borchgrevink

11:30-12:05, May 30, 2022

The war in Ukraine was made possible not only by Russian guns, but by long term control over the information space. Democracy is in global decline. Even in democratic states, some political leaders rely on divisive populism, thereby risking to impede access to public space for marginalized groups. Meanwhile authoritarian states weaponize “traditional values” to limit freedom of expression. What are the counter strategies? Mohamed Kharwa, Agnes Callamard and Leandro Demori in debate, moderated by Aage Borchgrevink

Aage Storm Borchgrevink

Head of Center for International Justice at The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Oslo. Chair of the Board of the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers’ and Translators...

Agnes Callamard

Agnes Callamard is Secretary General of Amnesty International. Previously, she was Special Rapporteur appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council.....

Leandro Demori

Leandro Demori is the Executive Editor of The Intercept Brasil, and is a board member of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji). He is ...

Mohamed Kharwa

Mohamed Kharwa is an President of the South African Booksellers Association, and Director of Pro Visions Books part of a diversified SMME that includes an onli...