Lars Hedegaard, born 1942, is a Danish citizen and President of The Free Press Society, a grass-roots organization formed in 2004 to defend free speech. A graduate in history and English from the universities of Aarhus and Copenhagen, he has been a lecturer, publisher, editor, journalist and author of several books on 20th century world history and Islamic affairs. 1975-80 he worked as a book editor in Beverly Hills, California.
In the 1990s he became chief editor of the Copenhagen daily, Information, and subsequently a commentator with two conservative newspapers in the Danish capital. In recent years he has divided his time between work for The Free Press Society and book-writing.
Lars Vilks speaks
Lar Vilks and Lars Hedegaard on the Michael Coren show (Canada)