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Bergen, Norway, Bergen Public Library 22. – 23. October. Conference fee 500,- /250,- for full conference including food, register within Friday October 19th. For single presentations and no food – come for free – no registration

Monday 22. October 12.00 - 22.00

12.00 - 12.10    Welcome by Commissioner for Culture, Business Developement and Sports Gunnar Bakke

12.10 - 12.30    Presentation of ICORN and the cities of refuge, by chair Elisabeth Dyvik, program director of ICORN (International Cities of Refuge Network)

Cultural peformance by ICORN guest writer

12.30 - 13.15  The courage to forget, by Moris Farhi, Vice President of International PEN.

13.15 - 14.00   Courage and caution: freedom of expression and responses to "hate speech", by Peter Molnar, Rafto Prize Laureate (1989), senior research fellow Center for Media and Communication Studies at Central European University in Budapest, writer and activist

14.00 - 14.30    Light lunsj

14.30-14.40      Program for Students at Risk, presentation by SAIH Bergen

14.40 - 15.20    The courage to report, by ICORN guest writer in Bergen and fellow journalist

15.20 - 17.00    Silenced voices, documentary film by Beate Arnestad. Introduction by the filmmaker. On journalists in exile from Sri Lanka who have reported on crimes of war. 
19.30 - 22.00    Tapas and cultural event in Bergen Public Library. Presentation and readings from new ICORN anthology.  Jazz poetry by Easterin Kire (poet) and musicians Ola Asdahl Rokkones and Jon Eirik Boska.  Presentation by cartoonist and ICORN guest writer Abdullahi Muhiaddin.

Tuesday 23. October 09.00 – 13.00

09.00 - 09.15     Welcome by chair

09.15 - 10.00     Why freedom of expression, when it's so much hassle? by Peter Normann Waage, writer and Board member Norwegian PEN

10.00- 10.15      Coffee break

10.15 - 10.45     The freedom og expression is not free.  Give me the microphone, but be careful that the box is not blasted by hate reactions. Loveleen Rihel Brenna, writer and leader of the organisation Seema

10.45 - 11.00     Beacon for freedom of expression why documenting censorship promotes freedom of expression, by Michelle Tisdel, PhD Research librarian and Beacon Coordinator, The National Library of Norway

11.00 - 11.15    The library as bridge builder, Ingeborg Rygh Hjorthen, leader of Norwegian Library Association

11.15 - 11.30    Coffee break / light meal
11.30 - 12.45    The courage to express your opinions – debate on Freedom of expression
- Chairman of debate: Frode Bjerkestrand, journalist, Bergens Tidende
- Participants: Peter Normann Waage, Beate Arnestad, Ingeborg Rygh Hjorthen and more

12.45 - 13.00   Summary and farewell by director of Bergen Public Library, Leikny Haga Indergaard


The lectures will be held in Norwegian and English. Translation will be available.