World Press Freedom Day

Photo: Nahid Persson, Real Reel Doc

Join us on World Press Freedom Day, as we present the World Press Freedom Index together with Reporters Without Borders and discuss the situation for journalists in Iran and Russia.

Time: 3 May 2024 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Place: Nobel Peace Center

The event is free, but registration is needed. A light lunch will be served.

You can watch the livestream here, the livestream starts at 12:20, 3 May:

3 May is World Press Freedom Day; a day to celebrate the fundamental principle of press freedom and to defend the media workers facing attacks on their independence and their safety.

To mark the day, we invite to a presentation of the new World Press Freedom Index – a snapshot of the media freedom situation in the world - andtake a closer look at two of the worst countries for journalist: Iran and Russia.

Iran, the home country of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi, ranked as number 177 of 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index last year, and is one of the world’s biggest jailers of journalists. Russia, where Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2021, Dmitry Muratov, was editor of the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, has banned all independent media and forced hundreds of journalists into exile. 


Ami Hedenborg, Board member, Reporters Without Borders, Sweden

Nahid Persson Sarvestani, Director of the film Son of the Mullah, about Iranian journalist Rohollah Zam

Olesya Shmagun, Award winning journalist, Novaya Gazeta

The event is hosted in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of Sweden in Norway.

The event will be held in english.


The event will be livestreamed starting 12:20 on youtube and facebook. The recording will be made available after the event.

Narges Mohammadi portrait, the peace prize laureate of 2023

The event is a part of the Nobel Peace Center’s event series Nobel Peace Talks, with topics related to the Nobel Peace Prize 2023 to Narges Mohammadi.

View other Nobel Peace Talks