Nobel Peace Center

Exhibition opening Be Democracy

14 May 2014 17.00

What do the PM’s selfie, digital surveillance, checking Facebook before you get out of bed, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo and the Arab Spring all have in common? You will find the answer at the Nobel Peace Center’s latest exhibition, Be Democracy, which explores how social media are changing society and challenging the powers that be.

The exhibition opens at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo at 17.00 on Wednesday, 14 May.

MEET:
Host and DJ Leo Ajkic
President of the Norwegian Parliament Olemic Thomessen
Artist Lars Vaular
Couch detective and blogger Eliot Higgins

Debate on social media, freedom of expression and democracy (in Norwegian), featuring:

  • Bente Kalsnes,  researcher at the Department of Media and Communications of the University of Oslo
  • Eirik Newth, astro physician, author and blogger
  • Einar Otto Stangvik, IT consultant and blogger on code and information security
  • Ina Tin, senior advisor Amnesty Norway

See the exhibition, take part in the debate
Music, DJ and mingling
Refreshments for sale

The official opening ceremony is sponsored by Telenor Group with contributions from Telenor Culture Program.

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