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Europe - Haunted by a right wing resurgence?

Journalist and author Lisa Bjurwald in conversation with Åse Gilje Østensen, The Naval Academy.

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Lisa Bjurwald is a Stockholm-based journalist and author of three books on political extremism. She is currently head of communications for Teskedsorden (The Order for the Teaspoon), the foundation promoting diversity and tolerance in Swedish schools.

Bjurwald has 20 years of experience as a journalist, both in Sweden and abroad. She has written for Expressen, Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet and was a member of the anti-racist Expo's editorial board. She received the 2010 European Parliament Prize for Journalism in Sweden (press category) for an Expo-reportage about Islamophobia.

She has published three books: Good day struggle sister (Maria Blomquist, 2009), Europe's shame (2011) and Desktop Warriors. How extreme force uses the Internet (2013). She has a degree in Urban Studies with a focus on crisis management and international co-operation at the National Defence University and Uppsala University.

Lisa Bjurwald meets Åse Gilje Østensen (the Naval Academy) in an conversation about the right-wing resurgence in Europe.


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