Speakers In Category: Freedom of Expression

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  • Benny  Wenda

    Benny Wenda

    West Papuan independence leader, human rights advocate, and former political prisoner who escaped imprisonment and fled the Indonesian military occupation of his homeland.

  • Pyotr  Verzilov

    Pyotr Verzilov

    Russian activist and artist known for his provocative political performances.

  • Diego Scharifker

    Diego Scharifker

    Venezuelan pro-democracy activist and a former leader of the country’s student movement.

  • Nicolás  Pérez

    Nicolás Pérez

    Ecuadorean publisher and executive at El Universo, Ecuador’s largest newspaper.

  • Natalia  Pelevine

    Natalia Pelevine

    British-Russian playwright, theater director, and opposition activist.

  • Ahmed  al-Omran

    Ahmed al-Omran

    Saudi multimedia journalist and author of the popular blog, “Saudi Jeans.”

  • Amir Ahmad  Nasr

    Amir Ahmad Nasr

    Sudanese blogger and digital media and marketing consultant.

  • Ethan  Nadelmann

    Ethan Nadelmann

    American drug policy reformer and founder of the Drug Policy Alliance.

  • Rebecca  MacKinnon

    Rebecca MacKinnon

    American journalist, digital rights activist, and co-founder of Global Voices.

  • Maryam  al-Khawaja

    Maryam al-Khawaja

    Bahraini human rights activist and head of the foreign relations office for the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.

  • Garry  Kasparov

    Garry Kasparov

    Russian chess champion and pro-democracy advocate.

  • Asma  Jahangir

    Asma Jahangir

    Pakistani human rights lawyer and advocate for the rights of women, minorities, and children.

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