The Oslo Freedom Forum is a network of passionate advocates committed to the promotion of human rights across the globe.
From tech experts promoting free expression in Western countries to political dissidents living under totalitarian regimes in North Korea or Cuba, our members are dedicated to finding innovative ways to expand human freedom, from encouraging free expression to advancing rule of law. During the Forum, these industry leaders and rights defenders unite for compelling conversations and electrifying presentations that will change your perception of the world.
We believe that all people are entitled to live freely without fear of government oppression.
The Forum was founded on the idea that all human beings have a natural right to live free of political oppression. But that right doesn’t defend itself. The Oslo Freedom Forum provides a space for advocates to learn methods for amplifying dissent, using cutting edge technology to challenge tyrants and drive reform.
We provide a platform for revolutionary thinkers to share their ideas and speak truth to power.
We work to raise the voices of people living under oppressive regimes. At the Forum, these activists meet with luminaries from dozens of industries and more than a hundred countries in order to share ideas, tactics, and strategies for improving the lives of millions of people around the world.
Garry Kasparov | The Washington Post
An examination of Putin’s assassination network by HRF Chairman Garry Kasparov.
Alex Gladstein | TIME
How Bitcoin can be a valuable financial tool as a censorship-resistant medium of exchange for people living under authoritarian governments.
Roberto González and Prachi Vidwans | The Wall Street Journal
For removing her hijab in a Tehran protest, a 43-year-old woman was convicted and driven into exile.