Speakers In Category: Freedom of Expression

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  • Anjan Sundaram

    Anjan Sundaram

    Indian journalist and author.

  • Marc Ona Essangui

    Marc Ona Essangui

    Gabonese environmentalist and founder of Brainforest, an NGO that works to prevent resource exploitation and corruption.

  • Thich Quang Do

    Thich Quang Do

    Vietnamese Buddhist monk, rights advocate, and political prisoner.

  • Mustafa Akyol

    Mustafa Akyol

    Turkish author and journalist.

  • Sima Samar

    Sima Samar

    Afghan physician and the first women’s affairs minister of the post-Taliban government.

  • Abdellah  Taia

    Abdellah Taia

    Moroccan novelist and filmmaker.

  • Amira  Yahyaoui

    Amira Yahyaoui

    Founder of Al Bawsala, a Tunisian NGO that promotes democracy and good governance.

  • Ai Weiwei

    Ai Weiwei

    Chinese artist and dissident.

  • Siegmar Faust

    Siegmar Faust

    German writer and former political prisoner of the government of East Germany.

  • Saad Mohseni

    Saad Mohseni

    Chairman and CEO of the MOBY Group, a media company serving more than 300 million people from Central Asia to North Africa.

  • Igor Eidman

    Igor Eidman

    Russian sociologist, dissident, and cousin of assassinated opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

  • Flemming Rose

    Flemming Rose

    Danish author and journalist who commissioned a series of controversial cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad for the newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

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