journalists

“How Do We Put an End to the Hunting Season on Journalists?”

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is co-organising the Raoul Wallenberg Address 2019, an annual lecture focusing on civil courage, on June 5.  The theme of this year’s event is courage in defence of media freedoms. Martin Schibbye, Editor in Chief of Blankspot, will deliver the keynote address. He will be joined by renowned Australian journalist Peter Greste. Schibbye is…

Margrethe Vestager

Never Compromise on Your Digital Human Rights, Says Vestager

The European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, said on Monday that the idea that power is irrelevant on the Internet is a “dangerous myth.” And Vestager called on digital businesses to pay their fair share of tax in the EU. The Commissioner touched on a wide range of issues, from democratic control and the threat…

Margrethe Vestager RWI

The Woman Who is Taking on the Tech Giants

Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, has been named the 14th annual Anna Lindh speaker. On March 18, she will give a speech titled “Democracy and Power in a Brave New World: Economy, Technology and Human Rights”. In 2017, TIME listed Vestager among the world’s top 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy placed…

Swedish Human Rights Film Festival: These Are the Films

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth Swedish Human Rights Film Festival. It will take place in Lund from March 20-24, 2019. Above all, you should buy your tickets here now before they sell out! “The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival offers a great opportunity to get up-to-date perspectives to today’s human rights issues,” says…

Rebecca Stern

Rebecca Stern: Human Rights Are For Humans, Not Citizens

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently sat down with Rebecca Stern, a member of our board, to discuss her interest in human rights. As well as being a member of RWI’s board, Stern is a lawyer with a doctoral degree in International Law from Uppsala University. She wrote her doctoral…