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"
World Press Freedom Day 2017 is held in Indonesia. The country was stripped of press freedom and freedom of speech during president Suharto’s 32-year-long regime, which ended in 1998.Read more "Shut up, speak up: Freedom of speech and press after three decades of oppression in Indonesia"
As a part of the World Press Freedom Day’s celebrations, there was a panel discussion held in Finlandia-hall about data protection and online censorship. One of the panelists was Marietje Schaake, who is a Member of the European Parliament and speaks behalf of internet freedom.Read more "MEP Marietje Schaake on online censorship: “Practice that we should not want to have”"
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"
In Afghanistan 59 journalists have been killed while 1400 journalists have been subject of assault since 2009.Read more "Arrests, kidnappings, reporters getting killed – Journalists in Afghanistan need protection"
Freedome VPN is an application that gives you anonymity online. It hides the IP address you use and keeps your browsing activity private. With every opportunity comes a threat, but F-Secure doesn´t worry the application being used for illegal purposes.Read more "Freedome VPN keeps browsing private – F-Secure believes in good people"
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”"
Tuomas Peltomäki, journalist for the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, wanted to write a story about politicians who interrupt their colleagues at the parliament by yelling from their seats.Read more "Bridges between man and data – Open data promotes transparency and even creates business opportunities"
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”"
The space for freedom of expression and the press continued to reduce in South Sudan since 2015. From late December 2015 to March 2016, there was an upsurge in incidents of threats to journalists’ safety and security.Read more "Media in legal vacuum in South Sudan: Government and security organizations threaten reporters"