Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Fri, 3 May -
16:00 to 17:30

Parallel Session 15

Ole Reitov

Journalist and former Executive Director of Freemuse

He is an independant, international expert on artistic freedom and cultural diversity. In 1999, he co-founded Freemuse, and acted as Freemuse Executive Director 2013-2017. He was the Freemuse representative to the UN Human Rights Council and served as expert consultant in co-developing the first UN report on artistic freedom. He edited and co-wrote the 2015 and 2016 “Art under threat” – Freemuse annual statistics on censorship and attacks on artistic freedom. Coming from a background as cultural journalist with particular focus on music and cultural policy, he has worked globally for three decades in almost 50 countries for the Danish National Broadcasting, served as foreign correspondent in New Delhi for Swedish National Radio. As advisor to the Danish Centre for Culture and Development, he organized the first ever Nordic Conference on Cultural Diversity. He is a member of UNESCO's Expert Facility.