How to defend Freedom of Expression against growing authoritarianism

Mohamed Kharwa, Agnes Callamard, Leandro Demori, Aage Borchgrevink

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

Participating on this event

Aage Storm Borchgrevink

Head of Center for International Justice at The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Oslo. Chair...

Agnes Callamard

Agnes Callamard is Secretary General of Amnesty International. Previously, she was Specia...

Leandro Demori

Leandro Demori is the Executive Editor of The Intercept Brasil, and is a board member of ...

Mohamed Kharwa

Mohamed Kharwa is an President of the South African Booksellers Association, and Director...