Oslo Freedom Forum is a global conference series produced by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) that brings together the world’s most engaging human rights advocates, journalists, artists, tech entrepreneurs, and world leaders.
"Since 2009, dissidents have come from across the world to educate, share, and inspire at the Human Rights Foundation’s annual conference, the Oslo Freedom Forum."
This year marks the 15th anniversary for the event. It event takes place on June 13-15 in Oslo, Norway.
Today’s morning programming includes talks and performances by:
- Masud Gharahkhani, Norwegian Storting (Parliament) president - Marianne Borgen, Oslo mayor - Ketakandriana Rafitoson, Malagasy anti-corruption and democracy activist - Francis Fukuyama, American political scientist and author - Félix Maradiaga, Nicaraguan democracy advocate - Gulbahar Haitiwaji, Uyghur survivor of China’s concentration camps - Kalbinur Sidik, Uzbek survivor of China’s genocide and concentration camp - Garry Kasparov, Human Rights Foundation chairman and Russian pro-democracy activist - Lisa Yasko, member of Ukrainian Parliament - Malcolm Bidali, migrant workers’ rights activist - Víctor Navarro, Venezuelan human rights activist - Dalia Hatuqa, independent journalist specializing in Palestinian/Israeli affairs - Philippa Thomas, journalist and academic - Kristen Ulmer, fear and anxiety thought leader