Niklas Orrenius, Dagens Nyheter
Niklas Orrenius is an award-winning journalist at Dagens Nyheter whose work has focused on issues such as migration and racism. He is also the author of 5 books, including a 2016 work on the cartoonist Lars Vilks, extremism and the limits of free expression. 

Seher Yilmaz, Rättviseförmedlingen
Since 2014, Seher Yilmaz has been the Chair of Rättviseförmedlingen: an organization dedicated to the promotion of equality and diversity, and is also the Managing Director of the new incubator Difference, devoted to initiating and financing projects within democracy, integration, education and sustainability. Yilmaz was earlier a columnist for Nyheter 24.

Mårten Schultz, Stockholm University
Mårten Schultz, Professor of Civil Law at Stockholm University, is founder and Chair of the Institute for Law and Internet. Schultz has an interest in human rights, particularly in relation to rights conflicts in digital environments. Schultz writes a regular column on the digital world and law in the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. 

Michał Krzyżanowski, University of Liverpool/Örebro University
Michał Krzyżanowski is one of the leading international experts in critical analysis of racist, uncivil and right-wing populist discourses in politics and the media. He is Professor of Communications and Media at the Universities of Liverpool and Örebro, and in 2018-19 Alfred Bonnier Jr. Visiting Professor at Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University.

Moderator: Christian Christensen, Stockholm University
Christian Christensen is Professor of Journalism in the Department of Media Studies. He has written on politics, media and technology, as well as representations of Islam and Islamophobia, and is a contributor to media outlets such as the Guardian, Al Jazeera, Le Monde Diplomatique, and the Washington Post.


Date: December 5, 2018
Time: 16:30-18:00
Location: Karlavägen 104, JMK-salen, 4th floor
Language: Panel discussion in English (Q&A in English and Swedish)
Post-Panel Mingle: 18:00-19:00 (same location)


This panel is funded by the Leading Research Environment, “Global Media Studies and the Politics of Mediated Communication,” located at the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University. The event is organized in collaboration with Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool, Department of Media and Communication Studies, Örebro University as well as the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR), Uppsala University. This panel is a pre-event for the conference, “Un-Civility, Racism and Populism: Interactive Practices and Discourses in Europe, USA & Beyond,” to be held at Uppsala University on December 6-7, 2018.