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.
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.
A Dispatch From the Oslo Freedom Forum Armin Rosen | Tablet
May 31, 2016
Tablet reports on the 2016 Oslo Freedom Forum.
How Drones and Korean Pop Could Bring Down Kim Jong-Un Eli Lake | Bloomberg
May 31, 2016
Eli Lake's profile of Oslo Freedom Forum 2016 speaker Jung Gwang-il.
Enemigo declarado de los Castro Naiara Galarraga | El País
May 28, 2016
El País profiles OFF 2016 speaker Danilo "El Sexto" Maldonado.
Wickr Foundation announces Whistler, an encrypted app for whistleblowers Oliver Franklin-Wallis | Wired
May 27, 2016
At the Oslo Freedom Forum, the Wickr Foundation announced its first investment: Whistler, a secure app to let whistleblowers organize nonviolent protests and document human rights abuses.
Drones drop films, information into N. Korea, activists say Madison Park | CNN
May 26, 2016
An update on HRF's work on North Korea announced during the Oslo Freedom Forum.
Det er flaut å snakke norsk Thomas Paust | Nettavisen
May 25, 2016
Thomas Paust interviews Oslo Freedom Forum founder Thor Halvorssen.