17th MARCH | Thursday
Meeting Parliamentarians for Assange at the Norway’s parliament Stortinget.
An open meeting (request access necessary). Icelandic Ögmundur Jónasson will
address his colleague parliamentarians and introduce John Shipton and
Kristinn Hrafnsson. Eva Joly will talk about Sweden’s and Europe’s handling of Julian Assange.
BOOK-EVENT at Tronsmo book store in Oslo with a focus on current literature on Assange and whistleblowing. Former editor
Arne Ruth and John Shipton will introduce UN rapporteur against torture,
Nils Melzer’sbook “Julian Assange, a story of persecution”. Professor
Gisle Selnes , will present his coming book, “Forfølgelsen av Julian Assange”
, co-authored by Frode Helmich-Pedersen. Followed by a Q&A led by film-director/journalist professor
Erling Borgen with Eva Joly, Deepa Driver and Ögmundur Jónasson.
A TRIBUTE to Julian Assange, Wikileaks and the Freedom of Publication a celebration of freedom and hope at Jakob Culture Church in Oslo.
Music by jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen and saxophonist Trygve Seim, + guest singer Sofia Jernberg, weaving everything together with poetry recited by actor Agneta Haaland. Nils Melzer, in dialogue with dr.jurisMads Andenaes(on screen) Günter Wallraff, author, Greetings from Germany (on screen) and Eva Joly, anti-corruption lawyer and EU-politician, on Europe and Julian Assange. Ögmundur Jónasson on Whistleblowing, publishing and Icelandic policies, Gisle Selnes professor on Assange and Norway.
18th MARCH | Friday
Icelandic politician who has served as a member of Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament, since 1995. He is currently the Chairman of the Parliament's Constitutional and Supervisory Committee and is a representative to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Julian Assange's father
with support of
Norwegian PEN is the Norwegian division of PEN International, the world's largest organization for writers and freedom of expression, founded in 1921.
with support of
Fritt Ord Foundation protects and promotes freedom of expression and the environment for freedom of expression in Norway, particularly by encouraging lively debate
with support of the Courage Foundation
The Courage Foundation is an international organisation that supports those who risk life or liberty to make significant contributions to the historical record.