2017 Oslo Freedom Forum opened!
The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is a partner of the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) which is now underway in Oslo. OFF is a thriving global community of people who share the common vision of making the world a more peaceful, prosperous, and free place. The ninth annual forum will unite dissidents, activists, artists, journalists, and changemakers in Oslo on May 22-24, 2017.
Confirmed speakers for 2017 include a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, a Zimbabwean civil rights activist, a persecuted Ecuadorean political cartoonist, as well as an Iraqi parliamentarian and Yazidi activist. Joining them are defectors from North Korea, whistleblowers from Ghana, CEOs from Silicon Valley, rescue squads from Syria, technologists from Iran, students from Norway, artists from Cuba, and athletes from Pakistan. Read more about OFF, the speakers and the programme here.