Connect with the individuals on the frontlines of freedom worldwide.
Every year, champions of human rights bring their stories to the Oslo Freedom Forum stage to shed light on global movements against tyranny.
Join us at the 2022 Oslo Freedom Forum, from May 23-25 in Oslo, Norway, for a unique experience that will remain with you for years to come. Over the course of 3 days at the world-renowned Oslo Concert Hall, you will hear first-hand stories from intrepid human rights defenders who are promoting freedom against all odds, and join a community of philanthropists, technologists, investors, artists, journalists, policymakers, and activists aiming to make the world a more free, open, and peaceful place.
This year’s program will include stage talks, performances, panels, workshops, art exhibits, and much more. Here are a few of the keynote speakers in our 2022 line-up:
Zarifa Ghafari became Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor at the age of 26, and recently made a daring escape from the Taliban.
Omar Alshogre was smuggled out of Syria’s political prisons, after enduring three years of severe torture at the hands of the Assad regime.
Roman Dobrokhotov uncovered the team of agents who tried to poison Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, but was forced into exile for his investigations of Putin’s regime.
Chemi Lhamo interrupted the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics torch-lighting ceremony in Greece to send a message to the world about the Chinese government’s abuses.
Areej al-Sadhan campaigns for the release of her brother, Abdulrahman, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for satirical tweets against the Saudi regime.
Filmon Debru was kidnapped, tortured, and repeatedly sold by human traffickers when he fled Eritrea’s dictatorship.
Bektour Iskender co-founded the most successful youth media outlet in the world and live-blogged the 2010 Kyrgyz Revolution, which ousted Kyrgyzstan’s corrupt regime.
Carine Kanimba fearlessly advocates for the release of her father, Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina, who was kidnapped and forcefully rendered to Rwanda.
Matthew Caruana Galizia founded the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation to ensure justice for his mother’s assassination following her investigative work on the Panama Papers corruption scandal.
Agnès Callamard led the ground-breaking investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in her post as UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
2022 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 23-25 | Oslo Concert Hall