The Hour of Freedom – Facts, Fiction & Freedom of Expression
Global evening - Reading, discussion and musical performance.
The Hour of Freedom will start off with a reading from Yemeni poet Mansur Rajih accompanied by the string quartet from Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. UN Special Rapporteur Karima Bennoune will talk about why cultural rights matters, and why we shall not take them for granted, especially not in 2019. Ms Bennoune will then be joined in a panel discussion by Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide, Frankfurt Book Fair's Juergen Boos and political cartoonist Khalid Albaih from Sudan. Renowned Afghan musician Hamid Sakhizada will finish the evening off. Moderator: Kjersti Løken Stavrum, president of Norwegian PEN.
© NORLA, Norwegian Literature Abroad
poet, author, Yemen
UN Special Rapporteur in the Fields of Cultural Rights
Ine Eriksen Søreide
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Direktor der Frankfurter Buchmesse / director of Frankfurt Buchmesse