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.
Freedom Isn’t Free: An Interview with North Korean Defector Hyeonseo Lee Liza Donnelly | Forbes
August 24, 2016
Liza Donnelly interviews North Korean defector and author Hyeonseo Lee about her experience growing up under the Kim dictatorship.
Bech: “Breivik era un lobo solitario, pero pertenecía a una manada” Naiara Galarraga | El País
July 22, 2016
Naiara Galarraga writes about the Norwegian judiciary's approach to prosecuting terrorists, with commentary from Tarjei Jensen Bech and Bjorn Ihler.
Signed: El Sexto Jay Nordlinger | National Review
June 27, 2016
Jay Nordlinger discusses art, activism, and authoritarianism with Cuban street artist El Sexto.
Desde el archivo: Hackeando a Corea del Norte Michael Hodges | GQ
June 24, 2016
North Korean dissident Ji Seung describes his life under dictatorship and the potential of the Flash Drives for Freedom project to subvert regime control.
Human Rights Activism: Bitcoin’s Greatest Use Case Charlie McCombie | The Cointelegraph
June 13, 2016
Toni Lane Casserly, a prominent member of the Bitcoin community, briefly discusses the use of Bitcoin and Blockchain technologies with OFF speaker Srđa Popović.
Droner med videoklip fra den frie verden skal befri Nordkorea Niels Ivar Larsen | Dagbladet Information
June 11, 2016
Niels Ivar Larsen meets with North Korean defector Jung Gwang-il at the 2016 Oslo Freedom Forum to discuss the ways new technologies can help to subvert the North Korean regime's control over information.
Omar Sharif Jr. on Coming Out: ‘I Had Suicidal Thoughts…Then Something Wonderful Happened’ Jesse Steinbach | Out Magazine
June 9, 2016
Jesse Steinbach's profile of Omar Sharif Jr. and his Oslo Freedom Forum talk.
Child marriage in Nepal: ‘A girl is a girl, not a wife’ Virginia Vigliar | The Guardian
June 7, 2016
The Guardian's profile of OFF 2016 speaker Rachana Sunar.
Using Hollywood against North Korea’s tyranny Eli Lake | New York Post
June 4, 2016
Eli Lake's story about Oslo Freedom Forum 2016 speaker Jung Gwang-il and his work smuggling USBs to North Koreans.
Mens aktivister kommer for å lære datasikkerhet, vil Norge gi politiet lov til å totalovervåke deg Bjørn Stæek | Aftenposten
June 2, 2016
An in-depth report in Aftenposten on the Oslo Freedom Forum Tech Lab and the global digital struggle between dissidents and governments.
June 1, 2016
A short video from NRK on OFF 2014 speaker Suleiman Bakhit explaining the importance of positive heroism.
Does It Really Matter What People Call the So-Called Islamic State? Uri Friedman | The Atlantic
June 1, 2016
Uri Friedman's article on OFF 2016 speaker and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka's speech arguing that we should not underestimate the force of semantics.