Lisa Bjurwald



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An honor speaking to Norway's youth

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Lovely words about the lecture, too (you can tell from my eyes in the pic that I worked all night...).

A national book award for "Keyboard Warriors!"

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:15 AM

The Swedish Order of the Teaspoon, named after Israeli writer Amos Oz' book How to Cure a Fanatic, has awarded my latest book Keyboard Warriors (on Internet hatred and radicalization) with it's Book Award for 2013!

A great honor coming from such an important foundation, working against fanaticism and hatred.

Major new investigative series on trafficking

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Writing about the horrors of human trafficking with my colleague Maik Baumgärtner for Germany's Spiegel Online and Sweden's Svenska Dagbladet.

Now published in English at!

Many thanks to for supporting this project.

Here's part 2 on paper, about police officers taking advantage of trafficking victims - a frankly disgusting abuse of power:

Covering the trial of Europe's first counterjihad terrorist

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 4:15 AM

Covering the Breivik trial in Oslo for Swedish and international media. Wrote a piece for The National in Abu Dhabi about how the trial of the supposed madman should focus on ideology.

Don't miss Jonathan Freedland's excellent piece in the Guardian on the same theme: "Anders Breivik is a terrorist, so we should treat him like one".

Europe's Shame to be published in Germany

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Fischer Verlage has bought the German rights to Europe's Shame. It will be published this spring! Fischer has a very interesting and at times dramatic history, with a special connection to Stockholm.





2012, the official Raoul Wallenberg year

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 7:30 AM

"Europe needs a Wallenberg more than ever" - writing about the prominent Swede in the new issue of Fokus, Sweden's weekly news magazine.

Europe's Shame just launched in Finland

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM

My Finnish publishers, Art House, has done a fantastic job in creating media interest for the book. Kiitos!

GIJC 2011 in the Ukraine

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 12:45 AM

Just back from the 2011 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev - held a seminar on how to investigate the extreme right together with the brilliant German journalist, Andrea Röpke.

Glad to see so many journalists from around the world taking an interest in covering political extremism.

In a weird coincidence, thousands of ultra-nationalists held an annual march in Kiev just as we finished the seminar. We got there just in time to cover it:

A paradox of hate

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Writing for The National, together with the excellent investigative journalist Maik Baumgärtner, about the unsavoury European far-right link to Israeli right-wingers.


Posted on August 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM

There's quite a massive demand for information about the far right movement and their ideology in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks against Norway.

The Norwegian publishing house Cappelen Damm have bought the rights to publish my book on this topic, Europe's Shame, in November.

I've commented on the Oslo attacks in a range of publications, for example the Huffington Post, the Irish Times and The National.


News & selected events

Lecturing weekly in Sweden and abroad on topics ranging from xenophobia to press freedom

Elected as board member of the Teskedsorden foundation against intolerance (Stockholm)

"Keyboard Warriors" awarded with a national book prize

Author of a major international reportage series on human trafficking