The 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd!

On The World Press Freedom Day May 3rd Venla Hiidensalo, the new President of Finnish PEN, was interviewed by the Finland’s biggest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish:, and took part in a panel on threats to press freedom at the newspaper’s public arena Mediatori. Other participants were Jeanette Bougrab, whose husband was killed in the attack against Charlie Hebdo, a Finnish journalist Ayla Albayrak, who is under the threat of a prison sentence in Turkey for writing about the Kurdish situation, and editors-in-chief Kaius Niemi ja Kari Vainio.

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