HRF in the News — September and October highlights
One of HRF's goals is to popularize the struggle for freedom by bringing it into the everyday conversations of people around the world.
Oct 31, 2017
Every month, through publications, interviews, and coverage, we help put a bigger spotlight on some of the world's most effective and important dissidents, and we promote ideas on how best to challenge corruption and repression.
In the past few months, HRF's work has received attention from more than a dozen international news outlets. Here are the highlights.
The Oslo Freedom Forum generated the following coverage:
- Economist: Economist Asks video on the death penalty and short films on Maria Toorpakai Wazir and Manal al-Sharif
- The Young Turks: Interviews with Ji Seong-ho, Leyla Hussein, Srdja Popovic, Vladimir Kara-Murza, and Marina Nemat
- Business Insider: Profile of Ji Seong-ho, “The story of a North Korean amputee’s 6,000-mile escape on crutches”
- Voice of America: N. Korean Defector Urges Continued Global Pressure on Pyongyang
- Voice of America Noticias: Facebook Live interview with Wuilly Arteaga
- Reason: Recap of OFFinNY, “Humanizing the Struggle at the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York”
- Monocle: Radio spot on the Interactive Expo (begins at 35:00)
- National Review:
- Metro New York: Recap of OFFinNY, “Activists speak out at New York’s first Oslo Freedom Forum on human rights”
- El Tiempo: Profile of Wuilly Arteaga, "Wuilly Arteaga se fue de Venezuela ” (Spanish)
- Radio Free Asia: Radio spot on North Korean issues at OFFinNY, “오슬로 자유포럼, 내달 뉴욕서 ‘북 인권’ 고발”
- Two attendees also wrote personal blog posts about their experiences, which you can read on Medium and on HRF.org.
Thor's criticism of Fusion GPS also continued to make the news. Thor gave interviews on:
Flash Drives for Freedom continued to attract widespread coverage:
HRF's legal work also received attention:
- One India reported on our press release condemning the recent wave of violence against the Rohingya: End violence against Rohingyas, HRF urges Myanmar
- Diario Las Américas highlighted a 2015 report by HRF concluding that investigation into the deaths of pro-democracy activists Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero had been actively thwarted by the state: Darsi Ferret muere sin ver la libertad de Cuba
- Turkey Purge and Egypt Today reported on HRF's anti-Erdogan ad, published on the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly's General Debate
- Topix and Charter 08 covered HRF's new report on Chinese rights abuses, written by persecuted lawyer Gao Zhisheng and co-sponsored by China Aid and Christian Solidarity.
- Yahoo Style Singapore covered HRF's condemnation of actor Nicolas Cage for failing to criticize Kazakhstan's dictator while at the Eurasia Film Festival.