Theme days on conspiracy theories

kåkå kverulantkatedralen and the Fritt Ord Foundation invite the public to theme days on conspiracy theories 25–28 November 2015 at kåkå kverulantkatedralen, Sting Nere, Valberget 3, Stavanger.
There will be a concert, debates and talks featuring Flemming Rose, Shoaib Sultan, Anne Sender, Daniel Wiklander, Bård Larsen, John Færseth, Marie Bergman, Terje Emberland, Tom Hetland, Cecilie Bjelland, Knut Olav Åmås, and others.

Wednesday, 25 November, 7.00 p.m.
Conspiracy theories in and about Muslim communities

After centuries of conspiracies about Jews, is the conspiracy mentality becoming our worst racism-related problem?

Keynote speaker: Shoaib Sultan, the Green Party, formerly of the Norwegian Centre against Racism and the Islamic Council Norway 

Participants: Anne Sender, the Council for Religious and Life Stance Communities in Norway, recipient of the 2014 Freedom of Expression Foundation Prize and Flemming Rose, writer, former cultural editor of Jyllandposten, recipient of the 2015 Freedom of Expression Foundation Tribute

Moderator: Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director of the Fritt Ord Foundation

Thursday, 26 November, 7.00 p.m.
Do we live in a conspiracy culture?

What is happening in Russia, where propaganda, conspiracy theories and the truth are far more challenging to tell apart? Is the conspiracy mentality fed by the pitch black Internet, by the abuse of power or by the political apathy of the people?

Keynote speaker: Daniel Wiklander, former editor-in-chief of the newspaper Arbetaren

Participants: Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director of the Fritt Ord Foundation, Bård Larsen, historian from the liberal think tank Civita, Shoaib Sultan, politician from the Green Party.

Moderator: John Færseth, author of KonspiraNorge (2013) and Ukraine – the Country on the Border (2014)
Friday, 27 November, 7.30 p.m.
Concert with Marie Bergman, “The Human Factor”

No one should miss Marie Bergman's concert at kåkå. Among other things, we will hear songs from the album The Human Factor – with strong political anthems and beautiful love ballads. The concert is part of kåkå's theme days about Conspiracy Theories. 

Saturday, 28 November, 2.00 p.m.
Where does the conspiratorial hate of the Labour Party come from?

Where does the conspiratorial hate of the Labour Party come from? Is this an all-Norwegian product or an import from the outside?

Keynote speaker: Terje Emberland, author and senior researcher at the Holocaust Centre in Oslo

Participants: John Færseth, author of KonspiraNorge and Cecilie Bjelland, leader, Stavanger Labour Party

Moderator: Tom Hetland (Aftenbladet)

Tickets will be sold at the door. Discounts are available on Thursday and Friday for those with a valid Aftenbladkort card.

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Time and venue: 28 February 2020, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., at Vega Scene, Hausmanns gate 28, Oslo.

Artistic freedom of expression is often an indicator of exactly where we draw the line in a society. Has the work of Norwegian documentalists become more difficult?

The Fritt Ord Foundation and The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius hereby invite nominations of independent journalists, bloggers, Internet media and newspapers for the 2020 Free Media Awards.