Ausama Monajed – أسامة المنجد – Syria: No Turning Back

Ausama Monajed – أسامة المنجد – Syria: No Turning Back

Ladies and gentlemen: Let me begin by thanking the organizers of the Oslo Freedom Forum as well as the Norwegian people — on behalf of all Syrians and on my behalf — for inviting me to speak at this distinguished forum. It is an honour to speak at the same podium as some of the Read more about Ausama Monajed – أسامة المنجد – Syria: No Turning Back[…]

Mikhail Khodorkovsky – Ходорко́вский – For Your and Our Freedom 1968-2014
Ti-Anna Wang – 王天安 – Fighting For My Father’s Freedom

Ti-Anna Wang – 王天安 – Fighting For My Father’s Freedom

I would like to thank the Oslo Freedom Forum for honoring me with the opportunity to share my story with the distinguished guests in this audience. My name is Ti-Anna and my father, Wang Bingzhang, is a Chinese political prisoner currently serving a life sentence for his work in pro-democracy activism. Having lived through the Read more about Ti-Anna Wang – 王天安 – Fighting For My Father’s Freedom[…]

FROM FAMINE TO FREEDOM: A NORTH KOREAN’S STORY OF ESCAPE | JI SEONG-HO | 2018 OFF IN TAIWAN

FROM FAMINE TO FREEDOM: A NORTH KOREAN’S STORY OF ESCAPE | JI SEONG-HO | 2018 OFF IN TAIWAN

This is a picture I took in 1992 with my primary school classmates in Hoeryong City, Hamgyoung Province. When I was in middle school, I started noticing empty desks in my classroom. Starting in 1994, many people in my hometown in North Korea starved to death, including my friends. Many people from the mountainous mining Read more about FROM FAMINE TO FREEDOM: A NORTH KOREAN’S STORY OF ESCAPE | JI SEONG-HO | 2018 OFF IN TAIWAN[…]

Wonho Chung – Live from the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum

Wonho Chung – Live from the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum

Good morning! Thank you for this wonderful wonderful welcoming! I can leave now. Let’s give a round of applause to Jacob for the wonderful introduction. Good morning ladies and gentleman. If you are happy to be here today can I see your teeth? Can you smile? Perfect, that’s good. If you’re excited to hear the Read more about Wonho Chung – Live from the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum[…]

Yoani Sánchez – Cuba’s Underground Revolution

Yoani Sánchez – Cuba’s Underground Revolution

Good afternoon and thank you for being here. My name is Yoani Sánchez. I’m a blogger, a journalist and I come from a country called Cuba, which 55 years ago had a revolution that has become the longest-ruling dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere. This man and his political party converted my country into a military Read more about Yoani Sánchez – Cuba’s Underground Revolution[…]

STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM IN RUSSIA | VLADIMIR KARA-MURZA | 2018 OFF in TAIWAN

STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM IN RUSSIA | VLADIMIR KARA-MURZA | 2018 OFF in TAIWAN

We often hear that Russians don’t want freedom. That they aren’t ready for it. That they’ve never had it and wouldn’t know how to use it. That all they need is a strong hand and a stern whip. The people who push such stereotypes prefer to forget the inconvenient facts like the fact that Russia Read more about STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM IN RUSSIA | VLADIMIR KARA-MURZA | 2018 OFF in TAIWAN[…]

Mario Vargas Llosa – Literature, Freedom, and Power

Mario Vargas Llosa – Literature, Freedom, and Power

dear friends you have been listening and watching those past three days all kind of human rights abuses committed by dictatorships all over the world tortures executions in cancellations etc etc I’m going to talk now about literature is this subject totally unrelated to human rights abuses not quite because in my paper I try Read more about Mario Vargas Llosa – Literature, Freedom, and Power[…]

JASON SILVA | THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM | 2018

JASON SILVA | THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM | 2018

I gotta say, I’m deeply humbled to be standing on this stage today. I would like to acknowledge the heroic and courageous souls that have been sharing their stories for the last day and a half. I am jolted and shaken, but also inspired, by the capacity of the human spirit to endure and to Read more about JASON SILVA | THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM | 2018[…]

NASAKO BESINGI | FREEDOM TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT | 2018

NASAKO BESINGI | FREEDOM TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT | 2018

Good afternoon. My name is Nasako. I am an environmentalist, and nature is my life’s passion. I am from Cameroon, but the story is complicated because la République happened. The roots of this go back to when Cameroon was divided as spoils between imperial powers. By the end of World War I, Cameroon was divided Read more about NASAKO BESINGI | FREEDOM TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT | 2018[…]