Freedom of speech – NOW!

Picture by
Maara Kinnermä
Tue 3.10.2017
18.00 to 21.00

The National Library
The Cupola Hall
Unioninkatu 36

A night for the freedom of speech at the National Library.
(In Finnish)

The event for freedom of speech provides an excellent opportunity to take part in this topical discussion, see original works and to explore the freedom of science.

History and particularities of Finnish censorship.
Kai Ekholm analyses case studies of Finnish censorship and presents unique samples of the Library’s collections.

Censorship today.  Hate speech, monitoring, filtering, the new self-censorship. What do we have to know and what should we be worried about?
Speakers: Esa Väliverronen, Päivikki Karhula and Ilkka Nousiainen 

Freedom of speech in science. Who studies it?
Rejected and banned dissertations. H.K. Riikonen

The evening will culminate in a guided tour through the On the Road to Freedom of Speech exhibition in the Gallery of the National Library. Refreshments. 

In cooperation with Journalists Without Borders.


Contact person

Katri Nissilä
Communications Manager
Communications and Cultural Services
+358 2941 24082
+358 50 336 90 52
National Library
P.O.Box 15 (Unioninkatu 36)
00014 University of Helsinki

Additional information


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