Nyvalgt styre i World Expression Forum

Nyhet, Ytringsfrihet


NRKs Helje Solberg og Fatemah Farag fra Welad Elbalad Media Services i Egypt er blant de nye styremedlemmene i WEXFO. Foto: MBL og Wan-Ifra.

Flere internasjonale kapasiteter er på plass i World Expression Forums nye styre som ble vedtatt på organisasjonens generalforsamling mandag. Fra mediene er det innvalgt fire representanter: Direktør Barbara Trionfi fra International Press Institute (IPI), nyhetsdirektør Helje Solberg fra NRK, grunnlegger og direktør Fatemah Farag fra Welad Elbalad Media Services i Egypt og redaktør i det feministiske magasinet Fett, Sumaya Jirde Ali.

Dette er styresammensetningen i WEXFO:


Mr. Mads Nygaard (53), CHAIR, Norway  – 3 years

Publisher and president of Aschehoug. Twenty years of experience in the publishing industry. Former CEO and vice president of two newspaper/media companies; Dagsavisen and Avishuset Dagbladet. Board member of The Norwegian Publishers Association and a number of other companies.

Ms. Barbara Trionfi (50), Austria – 2 years

Executive director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism.

Mr. Aage Borchgrevink, (52), Norway – 2 years

Head of Center for International Justice at The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Oslo. Chair of the board, The Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association. Writer. Chairs WExFo’s programming committee.

Ms. Sumaya Jirde Ali (24), Norway – 3 years

Editor of the feminist journal Fett. Poet and author. Master of Social Anthropology. Member of WExFos programming committee.

Ms. Helje Solberg (54), Norway – 2 years

Head of News division at NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting. Chair of the board, Faktisk (Norwegian fact checking organization). Previous vice president of World Editors’ Forum.

Mr. José Borghino (55) Australia – 3 years

Secretary general of the International Publishers Association. Former policy director, organizing the Prix Voltaire (IPA’s Freedom to Publish Prize), and managing the IPA’s activities in the educational publishing sector, including international conferences.

Ms. Marit Borkenhagen (51), Norway – 3 years

Managing director, The Norwegian Festival of Literature. Board member of Norwegian Literature Abroad (NORLA), ANNO Museums, the Sigrid Undset Society and Lillehammer UNESCO City of Literature. Head of network of Norwegian Literature Festivals.

Ms. Fatemah Farag, Egypt (53) - 3 years

Founder and director of Welad Elbalad Media Services in Egypt. Journalist, media innovator and senior executive.  Arab Region Director for WAN IFRA’s Women in News program

Ms. Celina Jerman Bright-Taylor (35), Norway – 2 years

Adviser at Safemuse (facilitating safe places for artists at risk). Has worked with human rights issues in several countries, as well as Norwegian Council for Africa. Member of WExFo’s programming committee and interim board.

Ms. Heidi Austlid (45), Norway – 3 years

CEO Norwegian Publishers Association from 2020. CEO IKT-Norge (ICT-Norway) 2015 – 2020. Co-director IKT-Norge – 2010-2015. CEO National Competence Center for Open Source 2007-2010.

Ms. Margit Ketterle (63), Germany – 2 years

Editorial Director for non-fiction at Verlagsgruppe Droemer Knaur.

Co-chair of Börsenverein’s Freedom of Expression committee.

Ms. Anne Holt (63), Norway – 2 years

Anne Holt is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers with 10 million copies sold around the world. Holt is a former Minister of Justice, Police Attorney, lawyer (with her own firm), journalist, and TV news editor and anchor.

Ms. Anne Bergman, Germany/Belgium – 3 years

Director of The Federation of European Publishers since 2004, based in Brussels. Bergman holds a Master in Medieval History, and has served on the board of Europeana.eu, EU’s digital portal for common European cultural heritage, as well as for the European Internet Forum.

Ms. Elisabeth Sjaastad (44), Norway – 2 years

Film and theatre director educated at Beijing Film Academy and Central Academy of Drama. Nominated for a national film award for the documentary film “Shiny Stars, Rusty Red” (2003) about freedom of expression in China. Previous CEO of FERA (Federation of European Film Directors) and sitting president of the Norwegian Filmmakers’ Association.