Workshop: Freedom of speech in war and repression – a discussion about best practices

Aage Borchgrevink, Svitlana Valko, Stevan Dojcinovic

9:00-10:15, May 31, 2022

Journalist and activists in extreme situations: How to keep working – a discussion about best practices.

Governments and companies around the world create obstacles for independent voices (journalists, activists, artists, citizens, and others) including with threats and violence. In armed conflict the risks for reporters and independent voices increase manifold, to the detriment of freedom of speech. Consequently, reporters and independent voices have come up with several inventive ways of protecting the flow of information and opinion in extreme situations. This workshop will focus on sharing of experiences and discussing best practices

Moderator: Aage Borcgrevink
Introductory remarks: Svitlana Valko and Stevan Dojcinovic.

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...

Svitlana Valko

Svitlana Valko, is a human rights defender, a field monitor, director of the Truth Hounds Georgia Office and field mission manager in IPHR-Truth Hounds in Ukra...