Celebrating Dissent: Interview Marathon
30 augustus 2019, 16:00–22:00
De Balie, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam
Inna Shevchenko is the leader of FEMEN, topless activists against various manifestations of patriarchy, including dictatorship, religion, and the sex industry. She was kidnapped and threatened by the Belarus KGB in 2011 and was given political asylum in France. During her speech on 14 February 2015 a terrorist opened fire in the lobby of where the debate took place. Surviving the attack, Shevchenko later said, “Liberal voices should be louder than Kalashnikovs”.
Maryam Namazie is an Iranian-born writer and activist. She is the Spokesperson for Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation, One Law for All and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. The Islamic regime of Iran’s media outlets has called Namazie ‘immoral and corrupt’ and she has been barred and no platformed for speaking out against Islam and Islamism and defending the right to apostasy and blasphemy. .
Taslima Nasrin is an award-winning writer, physician, and activist, known for her powerful writings on women oppression and unflinching criticism of religion, despite forced exile and multiple fatwas calling for her death.
Zineb El Rhazoui is a Moroccan-born French journalist. She used to be a journalist of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where she was absent on the day of the murderous attack. After that she became the most protected woman in France. She is a passionate critic of Islam and a prominent secularist.
Saif-Ul-Malook is Asia Bibi’s lawyer. Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, was on death row for eight years accused of blasphemy after a quarrel with Muslim neighbours. Saif ul-Malook successfully defended Ms Bibi and she was released on appeal in 2018. After her release, he received death threats and had to flee.
Voor de meeste programma's in De Balie is een (beperkt) aantal persplaatsen beschikbaar. Pers dient zich altijd van tevoren aan te melden. Zonder bevestiging van accreditatie kan de toegang tot onze programma's helaas niet worden gegarandeerd. Fotografen en cameraploegen dienen altijd (ruim) van tevoren contact op te nemen. Ook voor interviewverzoeken kunt u bij de afdeling Communicatie terecht. Neem contact op met Lotte Kroese (hoofd Communicatie) of Simcha Goudsmit via communicatie(at)debalie.nl of +31 (0)20-5535170.