Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Oslo Freedom Forum: Dawn of a New Arab World


The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) today releases the first set of videos from the 2011 Oslo Freedom Forum.  Engaging and provocative presentations and panel discussions are now available via YouTube.   HRF invites viewers to share these videos with friends, create discussions in the comment sections, and embed them wherever possible.  

  Justin Hardy - Healing Kashmir

The first set of set of videos includes nine discussions from this year’s conference:

 Jody Williams - The Power of One
The full program will be released over the next two weeks, including talks and conversations from Mona Eltahawy, Shirin Ebadi, Alejandro Toledo, Zoya Phan, Leymah Gbowee, Barbara Demick, James Fallon and Belisario Betancur. Updates and announcements will also be shared on Twitter and Facebook.

 Maryam al-Khawaja - Dawn of a New Arab World

Talks from the 2009 and 2010 conferences are live at www.OsloFreedomForum.comincluding speeches from Elie Wiesel, Yoani Sánchez, Benjamin Skinner, Kasha Jacqueline, and Julian Assange.

 Thomas Glave - Ending Anti-Gay Violence in Jamaica

Founded to address today’s most challenging humanitarian issues, the Oslo Freedom Forum brings some of the world’s most remarkable individuals together from academia, advocacy, business, media, politics, social entrepreneurship, and technology to collaborate on how best to make an impact on the world around them.   

 Mona Eltahawy - Evolution of Censorship

About The Oslo Freedom Forum 

The Oslo Freedom Forum was founded in 2009, by HRF to bring humanitarian issues to the top of the global agenda.  The three-day annual forum highlights the stories of human rights advocates from around the world through engaging presentations in order to raise awareness, bring focus to closed societies, prompt inspired discussion, and empower an international community to affect change. 

 Wael Ghonim presents live from Cairo via satellite

 John Peder Egenæs of Amnesty International Norway

Global media liaison:
Martha Pulido
Office: +1 212 377 358
Mobile: +1 646 441 1468

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