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About Helle Merete Brix

Helle Merete Brix is a journalist, author and lecturer. She is also co-founder of the Lars Vilks Committee, set up in November 2012 in support of the swedish Muhammed-cartoonist. Brix left the commitee in Autumn 2016, wishing to focus more on victims of terrorism in general.

Brix was co-organizer of the meeting in Copenhagen February 14. about art, blasphemy and freedom of speech that was hit by a terror attack. Brix gave a number of interviews to international media, CNN, BBC, Fox News ect. Douglas Murray´s interview with Brix in the Spectator can be read here

Brix writes and speaks about such matters as free speech, artistic freedom, literature, fundamentalism and spirituality. Since 1999 she has also taught creative writing in Copenhagen.

As a journalist Brix has interviewed artists, writers and human rights workers with an international reputation such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Shazia Mirza, Henryk Broder, Ben Okri, Lars Vilks, Peter Godwin, Zineb El Rhazoui, Nick Cohen, Abel Azcona, Amir Taheri, Mona Eltahawy, Phyllis Chesler, Abd al Malik, sir Andrew Green, Ibn Warraq, Elisabeth Schemla, Douglas Murray, Peter Whittle, Alexander Hitchens, Guillaume Denoix de Saint Marc, Chris van Wyk, Freidoune Sahebjam, Samia Labidi, Hanan al-Shaikh, Natalie Holland and Abed Azrie.