Jaleh Tavakoli is an Iranian-Danish author, a political commentator, and an activist. She was born in Iran under the Islamic regime and came to Denmark at the age of nine. She has a Master’s degree in social sciences. Values such as freedom, human rights, democracy and secularism –and especially free speech have become like a religion for her. She believes that for any kind of progress and growth, we need free speech. In Denmark she has founded a network called Free Iran which she is a spokesperson of. She is also a member of the network Free Debate in Denmark.