2015 Oslo Freedom Forum
The speaker lineup for the seventh annual OFF has been announced. The 2015 program will spotlight the right to offend, the “power of the powerless,” the ongoing revolution in communications resulting from technology, and the role of art and culture in human rights.
The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) is a thriving global community of rights defenders, dissidents, Nobel Laureates, tech visionaries, heads of state, journalists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, authors, artists, philanthropists, photographers, filmmakers, cartoonists, musicians, scholars, and students. This spring, they come together in Norway to tell their stories, brainstorm ideas, launch initiatives, and share an unforgettable experience of solidarity in challenging arbitrary power around the world. The 2015 Oslo Freedom Forum will take place on May 25-27.
May 25 – May 27, 2015
The seventh annual conference will be held this spring.
October 20 – October 22, 2014
The 2014 conference brought together a diverse community to explore innovative nonviolent strategies for defeating dictatorship around the world.
May 13 – May 15, 2013
The fifth anniversary conference was dedicated to the growing might of the OFF community, whose members have shown, time and again, that by standing up for liberty and inspiring action, individuals can confront and prevail over arbitrary power.
- Moscow offices of @Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia foundation raided by security officials, "some wearing black-ski masks" http://t.co/lrZtdzwJhvSat Apr 18, 10:52am
- RT @ClaesArvidsson1: Säkerhetsrådet om ett pris för exceptionellt mod som delas ut på kommande Oslo Freedom Forum. http://t.co/Y6LxlUlqR2Fri Apr 17, 6:24pm
- RT @birgittaohlsson: Verkligen värdiga vinnare i Vaclav Havels anda. http://t.co/4IMSMrmPFri Apr 17, 6:24pm
- RT @Smith_RFKennedy: As #Swaziland faced bankruptcy & spending slashed, King #Mswati dished out $18 million for a private jet: http://t.co/…Fri Apr 17, 10:03am
Laura Kuenssberg | BBC
BBC Newsnight's video report from the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum.
B.C. | The Economist
The Economist on the various forms of protest showcased at the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum.
Danny Hakim | The New York Times
The New York Time's Sunday Review features a profile on the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum.