The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to invite you to an online debate on the importance of artistic freedom, starring prominent international and Norwegian human rights actors and artists.


Moderated by Kjersti Løken Stavrum – Chair, the Norwegian Freedom of Expression Commission



Jens Frølich Holte, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Karima Bennoune - UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights

Deeyah Khan – UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and Creativity

Rima Mismar – Director of AFAC (Arab Fund for Art and Culture)

Natalia Kaliada – Founding Artistic Director, Belarus Free Theatre