At this year's Holberg Debate
, John Pilger
, Julian Assange
and Jonathan Heawood
will discuss the presence of propaganda in news and social media, and its democratic implications. The debate will take place at The University Aula in Bergen, on Saturday 2 December 2017, 3 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.
The debate will be moderated by Professor Ellen Mortensen
, University of Bergen. Ole Sandmo
from the Holberg Prize Secretariat will interview Julian Assange during part of his appearance. In addition to keynotes from the panellists, there will be Q&A sessions where members of the audience will be welcome to ask questions.
The event is a collaboration between the Holberg Prize, the Fritt Ord Foundation and Norwegian PEN (Western Norway). It is supported by the Bergesen Foundation and the University of Bergen.