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Dissidents & Dictators is a podcast series that serves as a storytelling platform for some of the world’s bravest activists, artists, policymakers, business leaders, and technologists.

Each episode raises awareness of a pressing human rights issue and sheds light on the important work that is being done to address it. Weekly episodes are recorded at HRF’s Oslo Freedom Forum conference series, on Twitter Spaces, and more. 

Through programs like Dissidents & Dictators, HRF remains committed to bringing human rights into the mainstream of global public discussion, and reaching and educating new audiences on platforms big and small. Episodes of Dissidents & Dictators are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and YouTube.

Our Impact

Featured Episodes

Understanding Putin’s War
Garry Kasparov, Anne Applebaum, Yulia Marushevska
Apr 1, 2022
The Aesthetics of Dictatorship
Louisa Lim, Peter Pomerantsev, Alexander Sikorski
Apr 22, 2022
Human Development & Dictatorships
Vincent Geloso
May 20, 2022
SOS Nicaragua
Berta Valle
Jun 3, 2022
Mit Warde: "100 Flowers"
Omar Alshogre
Jun 17, 2022
Hong Kong Today
Sunny Cheung, Anna Kwok, Josh Rogin
Jul 22, 2022
Stopping Tanzania’s “Bulldozer” President
Fatma Karume
Jun 30, 2022

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