The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) is a transformative international conference series produced by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) that brings dissidents, activists, and journalists together with industry leaders, policymakers, technologists, philanthropists, and scholars to help make the world more peaceful, prosperous, and free. Described by The Economist as the “Davos for human rights,” and by The New York Times as an opportunity for “the world’s dissidents to have their say,” OFF is a place where industry leaders and activists come together to create new partnerships and collaborations.
At the 2022 Oslo Freedom Forum, you will hear talks from some of the world’s bravest human rights defenders; engage with interactive art installations and live music performances; explore the struggle for freedom through panel discussions and workshops with thought leaders from around the world; discover exciting initiatives at the intersection of innovation, freedom, and technology; and collaborate with our diverse community to protect democracy where it is most at risk.
Speakers for the 2022 Oslo Freedom Forum include:
- Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International
- Areej Al-Sadhan, Saudi activist and sister of Saudi humanitarian worker and dissident Abdulrahman Al-Sadhan
- Bektour Iskender, Kyrgyz journalist and free speech activist
- Carine Kanimba, daughter of imprisoned Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina
- Chemi Lhamo, Tibetan Human Rights Activist, community organizer, and advocate for climate resilience & food sovereignty
- Fatma Karume, Tanzanian lawyer and human rights advocate
- Filmon Debru, Eritrean human rights activist and trafficking survivor
- Glacier Kwong, Hong Kong political and digital rights activist
- Jewher Ilham, Uyghur human rights advocate, author, and daughter of jailed Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti
- Lucy Kassa, Ethiopian investigative journalist
- Matthew Caruana Galizia, Maltese investigative journalist and Director of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation
- Michela Wrong, journalist and author of ‘Do Not Disturb,’ a scathing examination of Paul Kagame’s Rwandan regime
- Omar Alshogre, Syrian human rights advocate, former detainee in the notorious Branch 215, and director of Detainee Affairs at Syrian Emergency Task Force
- Roman Dobrokhotov, Editor-in-Chief of The Insider
- Zarifa Ghafari, exiled Afghan activist and politician
The Oslo Freedom Forum is made possible thanks to the ongoing generous support of sponsors such as the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the City of Oslo, Aker, Kavli Trust, Fritt Ord, the Sergey Brin Family Foundation, Twitter, Amazon, and Google Jigsaw.
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