Adel Abidin makes art to create arguments. Freedom is an essential element to him and his work. Abidin is originally from Baghdad, Iraq but nowadays lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. How does freedom of speech differ between Finland and Iraq?Read more "Visual artist Adel Abidin: Seducing people to get involved"
Equal access to information, the right to be informed, the safety of journalists trying to gather material. What does freedom of information mean to the participants of the World Press Freedom Day event?Read more "Freedom of information – the corner stone of a democratic society"
Photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Frédérique Cifuentes had worked in conflict-sensitive areas. She had not been afraid. “Of course there are threats but you have to be well-prepared.”Read more "Photojournalist and documentarist Frédérique Cifuentes: “You realize what freedom of speech is when you travel to conflict area”"
Nidhal Ghariani rediscovered his passion of drawing caricatures after the Tunisian revolution in January 2011. Ghariani thinks nowadays that Tunisia is like a baby who discovered the capacity of talking and expressing their needs and they won’t give up on their freedom of speech.Read more "Tunisian cartoonist: “Tunisia is like a baby who discovered freedom of expression”"
Journalists are facing hate speech all around the world and it seems there is hate speech more than ever. We asked journalists in the conference to tell about their experiences. Many didn’t want to share their personal stories – but all of them had a story to tell.Read more "Threats, accusations, name-callings – hate speech has many forms"
Ali Jahangiri is an Iranian born radio presenter and stand-up comedian. How does the expression of freedom of speech differs in the two fields? And what are people not supposed to laugh at?Read more "Stand-up comedian and journalist Ali Jahangiri: ”Always defend your freedom to joke about things”"
Lubna Sahib, 21, is studying journalism and political science at Birzeit University. The tension between political parties Hamas and Fatah is seen also in press organizations. How is the political situation in Palestine affecting her future as a journalist?Read more "Journalism student from Palestine: “The press is divided between Hamas and Fatah”"
On Monday 5/2/2016 journalists from Russia and Ukraine came together to talk about making journalism during the conflict between the countries.Read more "Two countries, one profession – Russian and Ukrainian journalists work together for better journalism"
Genews is a tool that measures and visualizes the gender representation in digital newspapers.Read more "“You need numbers to change something that is wrong”, Genews measures gender representation in online news"