Sweden Talks: Defending Freedom of Speech

The freedom of speech is increasingly threatened all over the world. In countries like Belarus, Myanmar and Afghanistan the situation is becoming critical. How do these threats look today? And can they also be found in Sweden, a country with an extensive history of freedom of speech?

Join us for a Sweden Talk with Jesper Bengtsson, president of Swedish PEN about freedom of press and expression today, about the Nobel Peace Prize, which this year was awarded for the fight for freedom of expression, and about Swedish PEN.

Jesper Bengtsson is a Swedish publisher and writer and president of PEN Sweden. He has published several books, among them Aung San Suu Kyi – a biography, and 438 days in Iran. He has a long history of commitment to issues related to freedom of speech and a free press.