Five more weeks until we meet in Copenhagen for News Xchange 2016!
We are delighted to announce that Aftenposten Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Espen Egil Hansen, will be speaking at News Xchange.
As you know, Espen recently made headlines around the world when he wrote an open letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about the social network's insistence that an iconic news photo -- Associated Press photographer Nick Ut's photo of a naked young woman fleeing napalm bombs. That photo is one that changed the history of warfare. Facebook's algorithm, however, was unable to distinguish between war photography and child pornography, to borrow from Espen's letter.
"I am writing this letter to inform you that I shall not comply with your requirement to remove a documentary photography from the Vietnam war made by Nick Ut...Not today, and not in the future," said Espen. Here is the full piece.
Espen will join us in Copenhagen for a keynote and discussion on editorial control, editorial responsibility, journalism and Facebook.
You will not want to miss this!
Espen Egil Hansen is the Editor in Chief and CEO of the leading Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, part of the Schibsted Media Group.
He has been a leading figure in developing digital media in Norway. He was the Managing Editor, later the Editor in Chief of VG Nett from 2000 to 2013.
He is a member of the Schibsted Senior Management group and the management group of Schibsted Norway. He is a board member of International News Media Association and has been on the board of the Norwegian Association of Editors.
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See you soon!
The News Xchange Team