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The 2005 UNESCO Convention, diversity and artistic freedom

Ole Reitov talks (in Swedish) in Stockholm about the 2005 UNESCO Convention, how it promotes the diversity of cultural expressions and how artistic freedom relates to the Convention.

“Punk is a great inspiration":

Ole Reitov interviews Pussy Riot in Oslo

Conversation with filmmaker, Emmy Award winner, Deeyah Khan



Hosted by UNESCO, Deeyah Khan speaks to Ole Reitov about her experiences in her early singing career, the importance of artistic expression for our young people, documentary film making and the challenges women from ethnic backgrounds are up against today.

The right to a fair trial

A fair and equal legal system is the cornerstone of a free and fair society - Ole Reitov shares his experience of working with artists who have been unjustly imprisoned.

Why is music censored?


At a Larm seminar I Oslo, Ole Reitov explains why is music censored and introducing the City of Harstad as the first safe music haven for persecuted artists, musicians and composers.

Promoting the status of artists and artistic freedom – experts debate at UNESCO

Key players from the world of culture debated the status of artists and freedom of artistic expression at a special side event, held on the sidelines of the 38th session of the General Conference at UNESCO HQ IN 2015. Ole Reitov spoke along Deeyah Khan and Mika Romanus, Deputy Director-General of the Swedish Arts Council.

Artistic freedom is not a luxury – UNESCO video on artistic freedom

Good life in times of cholera and other turbulences (radius of art) A Berlin cultural conference.

Ole Reitov takes the role of speaker, moderator and…a missing participant. 

Speakers: Suraiya Begum (Cultural Secretary, Bangladesh, Ministry of Cultural Affairs) Christine M. Merkel (Head, Division of Culture, German Commission for UNESCO)

5th Gathering in Istanbul: 

International gathering of human rights and freedom of expression organisations. Ole Reitov talks about music censorship and why he got involved in the advocacy of artistic freedom.