EurAfrican 2021

Thora Arnorsdottir

Investigative Journalist and Managing TV Editor at INBS – the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service


Quote about attendance and contribution to the EurAfrican Forum:

“The EurAfrican Forum is innovative and progressive on one hand, but consistent and content-based on the other. This has led to both very lively and educating debates at the Forum and excellent networking opportunities. When you add to this an extremely capable organizing team, the outcome is something anyone with interest in European-African relations shouldn’t miss. I’m glad to have had the chance to see it flourish in the last three years and looking forward to the Fourth Edition.”

Short Bio

Thora Arnorsdottir was a 2012 candidate for the Presidency of Iceland and is a renowned national media personality and documentary film producer.

Thora has more than two decades of experience in journalism and communication. Currently, she is the editor of Kveikur, a successful Investigative Journalism TV program at the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. She is also founder and owner of Hugveitan, a documentary production company that has created films including Hrunið (The Crash), a TV-series on the huge, economic crash in Iceland in 2008 and ´Outlaws: The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Society in India´.

Thora took a year off from her career in journalism in 2012 and was the runner-up in Iceland’s presidential elections that year. She was elected as a Yale World Fellow in 2014 and has been a lecturer at the University of Iceland on International Relations. She holds degrees in Philosophy and International Economics and Development with focus on Africa, from Universities in Iceland, Italy and Washington, DC.