"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear"

George Orwell


The Sappho Award 2022 - Dennis Prager - Q&As

This is the Q&As-part of the award ceremony held at Christiansborg Palace on November 5th 2022, where Dennis Prager was given The Sappho Award 2022. In this second part of the event, Dennis takes questions and comments from the audience.

Video: The Sappho Award 2022

On Saturday November 5th, The Sappho Award 2022 was presented to American talk radio host, writer and conservative thinker Dennis Prager at a ceremony taking place in Fællessalen (Common Hall) at Christiansborg Palace, which is also the seat of The Danish Parliament, Folketinget. 

Aia Fog speaks at commemoration of Samuel Paty

A Danish group of teachers calling themselves Gruppen Paty ('The Paty Group') held a commemoration of Samuel Paty in front of the French Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday October 16th 2021. President of The Free Press Society Aia Fog gave this speech.

The Free Press Society - Hamed Abdel-Samad in Copenhagen, August 30th 2021

On Monday August 30th 2021, Hamed Abdel-Samad visited The Free Press Society in Copenhagen as a new Danish translation of his German book 'Muhammad - Ein Abrechnung' from 2013 was being published. Hamed Abdel-Samad was born in Egypt in 1972 as the son of a Sunni imam, but moved to Germany at the age of 23. He is a political scientist and author and has his own YouTube-channel, Hamed.TV which is in Arabic and has around 35 million followers.

Gunnar Sandelin: “Integration Policies Have Severely Failed in Sweden”

Gunnar Sandelin is a Swedish journalist and author who has been persecuted for his dissident views on mass immigration. Last fall he was given the Sappho Award by the Danish Free Press Society (Trykkefrihedsselskabet) in Copenhagen. The following video features Mr. Sandelin’s remarks, plus the slide show he gave after he was presented with the award.

(translated by Tania Groth)

Middle East Forum Webinar

Den konservative amerikanske tænketank Middle East Forum inviterede den 12. juni 2020 Aia Fog til at afholde et webinar om baggrunden for Trykkefrihedsselskabets arbejde med at forsvare for det frie ord og baggrunden for selskabets arbejde.

"Danish media? As deceitful as the British!"

The morning after he received the 2019 Sappho Award - and also was a guest on Danish national television in the late news show "DR Deadline" - Tommy Robinson gave this interview to chairman Aia Fog and deputy chairman Michael Pihl from The Free Press Society in Copenhagen

The Sappho Award 2019 - Tommy Robinson's speech

On January 18th 2020, Tommy Robinson was awarded the Sappho Award by The Free Press Society (Trykkefrihedsselskabet af 2004) in Landstingssalen at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Tommy Robinson accepts free speech award: This is my opportunity to disgrace the media

Rebel Commander Ezra Levant reports: Tommy Robinson has just accepted an award for his defense of free speech at the Danish parliament, and I caught up with him before he gave his remarks:

Douglas Murray's speech to the Free Press Society 2018

Douglas Murray was awarded the 2018 Sappho Prize by The Free Press Society. 

Mark Steyn at "the Danish Mohammad Cartoon Crisis in retrospect" International Conference

Peter Hitchens at the Free Press Society, January 2018

Hamed Abdel-Samad at the Free Press Association, September 2016

Sir Roger Scruton receives the Sappho Prize 2016

Henryk Broder at "the Danish Mohammad Cartoon Crisis in retrospect" international conference

Douglas Murray at "the Danish Mohammad Cartoon Crisis in retrospect" International Conference

Geert Wilder on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Theo van Gogh

Daniel Pipes on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Theo van Gogh

Ezra Levant receives the Sappho Prize 2014