OFF serves as an international hub for human rights stories, with hundreds of articles published in dozens of countries and languages. In accordance with one of OFF's key objectives—to highlight the stories of human rights advocates—the event has become a major media platform for activists and dissidents, with a multitude of news outlets from around the world covering the event’s speakers and their causes.
Zimbabweans must rally around Pastor Mawarire Thor Halvorssen & Prachi Vidwans | Mail & Guardian Africa
April 19, 2017
HRF's Thor Halvorssen and Prachi Vidwans write about OFF speaker Pastor Evan Mawarire's pro-democracy work and activism in Zimbabwe.
Can millennials topple Kim Jong Un? Damien Willis | Las Cruces Sun-News
March 16, 2017
Damien Willis writes about HRF's Flash Drives for Freedom demonstration at South by Southwest and about North Korean activist Yeonmi Park's influences and upbringing.
Don’t Know What a Honeypot Is? Try This Analogy on for Size Margaret Rhodes | Wired
March 14, 2017
Alfred Malmros, founder of Jigsaw, takes inspiration from the Oslo Freedom Forum to make the language and jargon of security-based services more accessible on the internet.
JAMILA RAQIB: “UN GRUPO PEQUEÑO DE GENTE COMPROMETIDA ES PODEROSO” Curul 85 | Curul85
March 10, 2017
Curul 85 interviews Jamila Raqib, executive director of the Albert Einstein Institute and keynote speaker of the College Freedom Forum at Universidad Francisco Marroquin.
Thor Halvorssen om Oslo Freedom Forum, om janteloven, om menneskerettigheter og om foreldrenes kamp Magne D. Antonsen | VGno
February 28, 2017
Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen discusses human rights and the Oslo Freedom Forum in an hour-long podcast with VGno.
A Dissident Under a Poisonous Autocracy Armin Rosen | Tablet
February 8, 2017
Armin Rosen profiles Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, discussing the Putin regime's attempts on Kara-Murza's life and the price of speech under autocracy.
Iyad El-Baghdadi snakket om demokrati og menneskerettigheter i et diktatur. Det fikk ham arrestert - Ingeborg Senneset | Aftenposten
February 4, 2017
Aftenposten profiles Iyad El-Baghdadi, a pro-democracy dissident who was forced to flee the United Arab Emirates due to his activism.
El Sexto: ‘Quiero que los demás sepan que es posible ser libre y romper con el gobierno’ Read more Mario Pentón | El Nuevo Herald
February 3, 2017
Danilo "El Sexto" Maldonado Machado, a Cuban graffiti artist and human rights activist, discusses his experience in Cuban government custody as a political prisoner.
Brazen Cuban street artist El Sexto talks about his work, prison and activism Mario Pentón | Miami Herald
February 3, 2017
Mario Pentón profiles Danilo "El Sexto" Maldonado, a Cuban dissident graffiti artist preparing an art tour in the United States.
These activists are using technology to defend human rights around the world Matt Petronzio | Mashable
January 24, 2017
Mashable introduces Internet Without Borders, a four-part video series by Jigsaw filmed at the 2016 Oslo Freedom Forum that featured interviews with speakers Roya Mahboob and Omar Sharif Jr.
Så fort de kobler seg til verden via nettet, vil alt endre seg for dem Kjetil Lyche | Dagens Næringsliv
October 14, 2016
Roya Mahboob discusses her dedication to women's rights with the Norwegian news site Dagens Næringsliv.
Yoani Sánchez: la bloguera que rompió la censura en Cuba Adriana Peralta | PanAm Post
October 4, 2016
Adriana Peralta profiles Yoani Sánchez, a Cuban pro-democracy blogger and journalist who has taken a stand against the Castro regime's assault on human rights.