July 14: In conversation with the parents of murdered journalist Kim Wall

Posted on: July 9, 2020 by Mariella Brown

Ingrid and Joachim Wall, parents of the murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall will talk online to Women in Journalism chair Eleanor Mills live from Sweden on July 14. 

They’ll discuss their new book A Silenced Life, about Kim’s remarkable life, their ordeal – and determination that no journalist goes through this again.

On the panel is:

  • Ellie Austin, Wall Street Journal, from NYC @Ellie_Austin_ 
  • Susie Beever, senior reporter, The Yorkshire Post @SusieMayJourno

About Kim Wall:

“Kim will be depicted as the engaging and strong woman she was, as the human and journalist Kim – not as the victim.” Ingrid Wall

In the summer of 2017, Kim boarded a homemade submarine in pursuit of an interview with an eccentric Copenhagen inventor. Kim never returned from that trip. Instead of writing the next day’s headline, she became one.

Kim was a 30-year-old Swedish freelance journalist who wrote about identity, pop-culture, social justice, and foreign policy for publications including Harper’s Bazaar, Guardian, New York Times, and The Atlantic. 

The book A Silenced Voice: The Life of Journalist Kim Wall tracks the Walls’ journey through the first days of the investigation into Kim’s murder, the trial and what lay ahead. 

The talk will start at 6pm BST and end at 7pm.

The event is hosted by Women in Journalism and tickets are £3 for WiJ members; £10 for non-members. If you are struggling financially at the moment please email

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