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Arrangementer

Taliban: Fra Oslo til Kabul: Veien videre for ytringsfrihet og menneskerettigheter i Afghanistan

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Hadde Soria Moria-samtalene noen positiv innvirkning på Taliban-politikken? Hva kan den afghanske opposisjonen og det internasjonale samfunnet gjøre for å forbedre situasjonen for ytringsfrihet?

Nylig åpnet skoler i Afghanistan dørene for jenter fra klasse 7 til 12, men Taliban stengte skolene for jenter samme dag. En rekke journalister og sivilsamfunnsaktivister er blitt arrestert og truet. Norsk PEN inviterer til en samtale om menneskerettigheter, kvinners rettigheter og ytringsfrihet i Afghanistan, 21. april kl. 19 i Litteraturhuset, Nedjma.

I panelet:

  • Jamila Afghani, ledende afghansk feminist og aktivist, utøvende medlem av Afghan Women’s Network og deltaker i Oslo-samtalene

  • Sharif Hassanyar, frem til midten av august 2021, administrerende direktør i Ariana Media House, Afghanistan

  • Ole Andreas Lindeman, norsk ambassadør i Afghanistan og deltaker i Oslo-samtalene

Moderator: Elisabeth Eide, leder av Norsk PENs Afghanistanutvalg

Arrangementet vil være på engelsk, og vil bli direkte-strømmet på Norsk PENs nettside og Facebook-side.


In English 

Confronting the Taliban in Oslo and in Kabul: Lessons from the Oslo talks and the future of civil liberties in Afghanistan

Did the Soria Moria talks have any positive impact on Taliban politics? What can the Afghan opposition and the international community do to improve the situation?

Recently, schools for girls from grades 7 to 12 opened their doors, just to be closed on the very same day by a sudden order issued by the Taliban. A number of journalists and civil society activists have been arrested and threatened. PEN Norway invites a high-level panel to discuss the future for human rights, women’s rights, and freedom of expression in Afghanistan on 21 April, 7pm at The House of Literature in Oslo, Nedjma

Speakers:

– Jamila Afghani, leading Afghan feminist and activist, executive member of Afghan Women’s Network and participant in the Oslo talks.

– Sharif Hassanyar, until mid-august 2021, CEO of Ariana Media House, Afghanistan

– Ole Andreas Lindeman, Norwegian Ambassador to Afghanistan and participant in the Oslo talks

– Moderator: Elisabeth Eide

The persecution of journalists in Afghanistan. With Saad Mohseni and Kai Eide

The killing spree against journalists in Afghanistan continues. Recently, 3 women were killed in targeted attacks in the east of the country.

What effect does it have on the Afghan media and freedom of expression in the country?

See the conversation here.

Saad Mohseni talks with PEN Norway’s board member, Kai Eide about the persecution of journalists and civil society, about the peace process and about how in 2002 he returned to Kabul without any plan and became the country’s most important media personality.
He describes his own journey and what free media has meant for Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban and the rise of democracy.

Participants:
Saad Mohseni: Afghan entrepreneur, founder and CEO of the international media company Moby Group and founder of Afghan tv-station TOLO TV.
Returned to Kabul from Australia in 2002 after the fall of the Taliban. He soon established a small radio station, which became among the first in the country. Gradually, he has built up Afghanistan’s largest media house, the Moby Group, which today includes Tolo News and Tolo TV.

Kai Eide, board member of PEN Norway and former ambassador, former United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan (2008-2010).