May 7th-9th, 2012
A warm thanks to all the speakers, supporters, and participants who made the 2012 Oslo Freedom Forum a terrific success.
Read the live blog of the entire event here.
Titled Out of Darkness, Into Light, the event brought the most daunting humanitarian issues of our time out of the shadows of obscurity and to the forefront of global awareness.
The event featured visionaries from academia, advocacy, business, media, politics, social entrepreneurship, and technology who shed light on some of the worlds least known and most repressive regimes and exchanged ideas on how best to tackle humanitarian crises.
The conference included luminaries from tech companies such as Google; the authors of The Shadow World, Consent of the Networked, and You Cant Read This Book; anti-slavery pioneers from Cambodia, Haiti, and Nepal; opposition leaders from Ethiopia, Russia, and Singapore; individuals who use the arts to highlight human rights crises; and on-the-ground activists from regimes in Equatorial Guinea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Zimbabwe, to name only a few.
View the full 2012 program here.
The 2012 program featured a spotlight on the many forms of modern-day slavery; exposés on how Western public relations firms, IT, and arms companies support dictatorships, the drug wars impact on human rights; a focus on the burgeoning democracy movement in Russia; perspectives on dealing with poverty through individual rights; an examination of global censorship; and a discussion on the current state of the Arab uprisings.
More information about 2012 Oslo Freedom Forum Speakers can be found on the speakers page.