World Expression Forum (WEXFO), Norway


The Global Free Speech Recession – and How to Fight It? –

“This is a year in which probably democracy as we understand it will either continue and improve, or it will tip over into something which is no longer recognizable”, historian Timothy D. Snyder told CNN news anchor Christiane Amanpour (4 January 2024).

In 2024, many countries across all continents will hold political elections, which will be a decisive test for democracy and a challenge for freedom of expression.

We have a program underway with crucial topics presented by great speakers who will comment on the overall question: «The Global Free Speech Recession – and How to Fight It?”

At our third annual congress, we are again honoured and excited to have a number of high-esteemed speakers – several to be presented by the end of January.

WEXFO Youth will be an important part of the event. Through different youth programs, more than 110 participants in the age group 18-33 years will attend the congress. More than 1,000 youngsters in the age group 13-18 years will attend the WEXO Youth Lillehammer program, arranged in parallel with the WEXFO conference. On 29 May, the second WEXFO Youth Network Conference will take place at the same location.