Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Fri, 3 May -
14:00 to 15:30

Parallel Session 12

Lars Refn


Lars Refn is a Danish press cartoonist. Born in Valby, a suburb of Copenhagen, he graduated from the Skolen for Brugskunst, the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts in 1980. Driven by his deep interest in political satire and prolific cartoonist, he has been a press cartoonist since 1980 and has worked for a large number of newspapers, magazines and digital media, focusing in particular on the relationship between people and technology. Lars Refn is also part of the editorial staff of the satirical magazine SPOT. From 2013 to 2019 he was president of Danske Bladtegnere, the Danish federation of press cartoonists. He currently works for Zebra Pressebureau, a Copenhagen-based news agency.