“World expression forum is the most interesting place to be for everyone who is interested in freedom of expression”
Minister of culture and equality
Live at Lillehammer, Norway
Vision: Wexfo will empower and defend the freedom of expression as an absolute precondition for democracy and human progress.
Mission: Wexfo unites defenders of freedom of expression in a strong and active global community. As a catalyst for change, we aspire to give new generations the power, the freedom and the safety to express themselves.
Lillehammer – our conference city
The World Expression Forum takes place annually in Lillehammer, Norway, in May/June. Norway ranks highly on Freedom of Expression indexes. The town of Lillehammer is a UNESCO City of Literature, an ICORN city of refuge for artists at risk and host of the biggest literature festival in Scandinavia. The city, the region (Innlandet) and the country are committed to supporting freedom of expression around the world.
We all carry a responsibility to make sure that the right to Freedom of Expression is upheld. Freedom of Expression comes with both rights and responsibilities. This is a constant investment in the democratic fabric of our societies.
Laila Bokhari, Academic, diplomat and politician, and member of WEXFOs program committe.