Free Speech Advocates Gathered in Oslo

June 7, 2009, Oslo – More than 500 journalists, writers, activists and artists from over 103 countries converged in Oslo, Norway June 1 – 6, 2009 for the Global Forum on Freedom of Expression (GFFE). Through network meetings, including the general meeting of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX), seminars, trainings and festival events, participants wholeheartedly delved into global free expression issues. As an IFEX member, the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media was represented at the general meeting by director Sándor Orbán. At the Forum Orbán also participated in a panel titled ‘Assimilation, Interculturalism and the Media’. In his presentation he tackled the media coverage of Roma in post-communist societies.

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