«No Platforming and Free Expression» 6th and 7th of May 2019, OsloMet

No Platforming has been much debated across the world due to instances, where individuals have been barred from participating as university speakers, in public panels, and other fora. Opponents to No platforming highlight the dangers of muting controversial voices and fear it can undermine free expression. This conference attempts to address some of the controversies in open and constructive exchanges, and has invited speakers and panelists from several countries, representing a variety of views and experiences.

See the full program here

The particpants

Andina Dwifatma, writer, Indonesia


Ade Armando, Associate professor and journalist, Indonesia


Quatrina Hosain, activist & journalist, Karachi, Pakistan


Niels Ivar Larsen, journalist at Information, Denmark


Eric Heinze, Professor at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London


Abeer Saady, reporter & PhD fellow, Egypt and Germany


Lena Anderson, writer and journalist, Sweden

Foto: Fabian af Petersens


Essia Atrous, journalist & writer, Tunisia


Lars Gule, Associate Professor at OsloMet


Nora Mehsen, writer & freelancer


Camara Lundestad Joof, writer & artist


Shazia Majid, author and journalist in VG


Mina Adampour, medical doctor & writer


Anne Birgitta Nilsen, Professor at OsloMet


Ane Stø, leader of Ottar Feminist group


Tine Eide,  Assistant Professor & Journalist, OsloMet


Bente Kalsnes, Associate Professor at OsloMet


Peter Münster, Facebook – Head of Communications for the Nordic region


Hans Rustad, Editor of Document.no


Mari Skurdal, Editor-in-Chief Klassekampen

Foto: Siv Dolmen.


Maren Fuchsia Celius-Blix, writer & commentator

Ingeborg Senneset, journalist, author and board member Norwegian PEN


Ervin Kohn, deputy director, The Norwegian Center against Racism


Elisabeth Eide, Professor OsloMet


Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury, Editor of Shuddashahr Magazine, Bangladesh/Norway 


Atta Ansari, reporter NRK


Afshin Ismaeli, reporter Aftenposten


Anna M. Grøndal Larsen, Associate Professor at OsloMet


Ingerid Salvesen, Assistant Professor, OsloMet & journalist


Anne-Cécilie Sibué-Birkeland, Theatre Director at Black Box


Knut Olav Åmås, Director, Free Expression Foundation


Andreas Delsett, Artistic Director Oslo House of Literature


Pål Refsdal, Documentary Filmmaker


Ingrid Fadnes, Assistant Professor, OsloMet & journalist

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