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Re-Claim Democracy - Oslo, Norway
Re-Claim Democracy - Oslo, Norway


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.

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Agather Atuhaire

Ugandan journalist and digital activist

Ahmed Alkhatib

Gaza Writer and Analyst

Anastasia Shevchenko

Russian politician and opposition figure

Carlos Chamorro

Nicaraguan journalist in exile

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"

Fadzayi Mahere

Zimbabwean lawyer and politician

Faisal Al Mutar

Founder and President, Ideas Beyond Borders

Georges Azzi

Gender and sexual rights activist

Jack Dorsey 

CEO, Block; Co-founder, Twitter

Lyn Alden

Macroeconomist; author of "Broken Money"

Meredith Whittaker

President of Signal

Olga González

Venezuelan Human Rights Activist

Paul Rusesabagina

Real life Hero of "Hotel Rwanda"

Raqib Hameed Naik

Founder India Hate Lab & Hindutva Watch

Sam Rainsy

Co-founder of Cambodia's main opposition party

Sebastien Lai

Son of Jimmy Lai

Zhala Bayramova

Daughter of the tortured Azerbaijani political prisoner Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu

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