14 Jun 2024
Free Speech Festival

Free Speech Festival

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Activist and artist Maria Aljochina from Russian Pussy Riot, a new exhibition from Western Sahara by photographer Johan Persson and journalist Anna Roxvall, movies, talks and concerts are some of the events of the Free Speech Festival 13-15 November. The festival, which has as theme the Internet and the free word online, offers a full-featured program to celebrate Stockholm's 20 years as a haven for threatened cultural practitioners.


What is your voice worth? In three days you will be able to dig into power and the freedom to self expression. In detail - what happens to your voice on the internet? And in the big picture - what are the key elements in the global arena who have the power to defend freedom of expression around the world? Meet prosecutors, journalists, artists, writers and activists who together form all the voices that shape freedom of speech today and beyond. The festival ends with the Writers in Prison Day, with the theme, Iran, organized by Svenska PEN. See the full program below!


Stockholm is part of the ICORN network, consisting of cities all over the world, offering a safe place for culturally vulnerable people who are subjected to censorship and persecution. More about this www.icorn.org Free Speech Festival is organized by the City of Stockholm together with International Cities of Refuge Network and Svenska PEN, supported by the Culture Council.