Freedom of speech – NOW!

Event date
Tue 3.10.2017
18:00 to 21:00
The National Library
The Cupola Hall
Unioninkatu 36
Organizing party
The National Library
Contact persons
Communications Manager (on leave until 14.8.2020)
National Library
PL 15 (Unioninkatu 36)
Accessibility information
Unrestricted entrance, Yliopistonkatu 1, through the courtyard

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.