Reclaim Democracy - Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

June 3
- 5, 2024

About

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) invites you to join us in Oslo, Norway, for the 16th annual Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) from June 3 to 5, 2024, at the Oslo Konserthus.

Human rights advocates from around the globe will take the OFF stage to share their efforts to defy repression, speak out against injustice, and promote liberal democracy. This year’s theme, Reclaim Democracy, emphasizes the pivotal role every individual — speaker and participant alike — plays within the global movement for freedom and democracy.

Over the last 18 years, HRF has witnessed a global democratic decline and a rise in authoritarianism. Dictatorships in Russia and Iran grew in strength, while India and Georgia slid into authoritarianism. Today, 5.7 billion people — 72% of the world — live under the tyranny of a hybrid authoritarian regime or a full-fledged dictatorship. HRF’s research overwhelmingly shows that authoritarianism is the largest obstacle not just to political freedom but to the realization of every other basic individual right and societal aspiration.

Amid this global trend, OFF offers an important platform to Reclaim Democracy, bringing together the world’s top human rights defenders and industry leaders to exchange valuable tools, knowledge, and resources in the struggle for basic rights and individual liberties. It does so through inspiring theater talks, thought-provoking panel discussions, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and a creative expo space.

You, too, can take part in these discussions, learn about the struggle for freedom directly from dissidents on the frontlines, and join a global movement committed to upholding and advancing human rights. Register today for the 2024 Oslo Freedom Forum.

Speakers

Agather Atahuaire

Agather Atuhaire

Ugandan journalist and digital activist

Ahmed Fouad Alkhatib

Ahmed Alkhatib

Gazan writer and analyst

Ambassador Sedin

Ambassador Marie Antoinette Sedin

Palestinian ambassador to Norway and Iceland

Anastasia Shevchenko

Anastasia Shevchenko

Russian politician and opposition figure

Carlos Chamorro

Carlos Chamorro

Nicaraguan journalist in exile

Bessel Van Der Kolk

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Researcher, founder of the Trauma Research Foundation, and New York Times best-selling author of “The Body Keeps the Score”

Espen Barth Eide

Espen Barth Eide

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway

Faisal Al Mutar

Faisal Al Mutar

Founder and president, Ideas Beyond Borders

Georges Azzi

Georges Azzi

Gender and sexual rights activist

Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin

Israeli Columnist and Political Activist

Hilde Sandvik

Hilde Sandvik

Journalist, author, and creator of the award winning podcast "Norsken, svensken og Dansken"

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey 

CEO at Block; co-founder, Twitter

Lyn Alden

Lyn Alden

Macroeconomist; author of “Broken Money”

Mustafa Barghouti

Mustafa Barghouti

Head of the Palestinian National Initiative

Olga Gonzalez

Olga González

Venezuelan human rights activist

Paul Russesabagina

Paul Rusesabagina

Humanitarian and real-life hero of “Hotel Rwanda”

Raqib Hameed Naik

Raqib Hameed Naik

Founder India Hate Lab & Hindutva Watch

Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy

Co-founder of Cambodia's main opposition party

Sebastien Lai

Sebastien Lai

Son of Jimmy Lai, founder of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper

Zhala Bayramova

Zhala Bayramova

Child Of Azerbaijani Political Prisoner On A Quest To Free Their Father

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