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Nov 15, 2019

On the eve of the Helsinki book fair, the president of the Finnish PEN joined the Red Transmissions podcast for this conversation.

Unofficially nicknamed "The Indiana Jones of Playwright", Veera Tyhtilä is a multitalented writer, playwright and screenplay writer, essayist and poet, with over 15 plays and films released in Finland.

We discuss the importance of free expression and free media in the political and financial atmosphere of the world right now, and what role the more fortunate countries have in defense of those who cannot speak up. 

Photo by: Laura Malmivaara. Special Thanks to Suomen PEN for the opportunity to participate in the Helsinki book fair and the hospitality.