The 2010 Oslo Freedom Forum featured participants from morethan 40 countries and six continents, focusing on the progress made in therealms of civil liberties and freedoms over the past century, while exploringthe innovation of modern day advocates—both those working on the ground andthose agents of change such as policy makers, world leaders, and media entrepreneurs.

Speakers included Vietnamese pro-democracy advocate Thich Quang Do; Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez; former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim; modern day abolitionist Benjamin Skinner; and Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer.