Welcome to The Power of Journalism 2019.


Location: Oslo at Latter, Aker Brygge May 22nd from 10:00-16:30

Stockholm at Vasateatern May 23rd from 12:00-17:00


Examples from the program:

Jesper Doub, Facebook's Director of Media Partnerships Europe, in a conversation about Facebook's role in the public and the relationship between social platforms and journalism.

Both in Oslo and Stockholm

Rana Ayyub, freelance journalist and author, on how she was subjected to a targeted and coordinated social media hate campaign in India after undercover for 10 months to uncover reprehensible attitudes and cooperation between police and bureaucrats in the state of Gujara.

Both in Oslo and Stockholm

Damian Collins, Conservative Member of the British Parliament, on the work of the major report of disinformation after Brexit, and why he called Facebook "digital gangsters".

Only in Stockholm

Laurent Richard, journalist and leader of the Forbidden Stories, who runs "The Daphne Project", a collaboration between 45 diggers and 18 editors to complete the projects of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after she was killed.

Only in Oslo

Karin Pettersson, Director of Public Policy

Karin Pettersson, Director of Public Policy at Schibsted, on how democracy is challenged when anger and polarization increase.

Both in Oslo and Stockholm

The Tolga Case:

On Thursday 11 October, Prime Minister Erna Solberg went directly to Dagsrevyen. On behalf of the government, she apologized to the brothers Lars Peder, Arvid and Magnus Holøyen from Tolga. It had then been six days since VG revealed what happened when the three brothers were registered as mentally retarded by the municipality. Journalist Maria Mikkelsen and Mona Grivi Norman talk about how the award-winning VG disclosure came about.

Both in Oslo and Stockholm.