A discussion with activists, bloggers, and journalists from across the Arab world who spoke at the 2011 Oslo Freedom Forum. Panelists will offer analyses of the events of the past year as well as predictions about the future of the region.
Moderator: Philippa Thomas
Ahmed Benchemsi – Morocco
Lina Ben Mhenni – Tunisia
Ghazi Gheblawi – Libya
Maryam al-Khawaja – Bahrain
Amir Ahmad Nasr – Sudan
We’re here one year later, looking in the cold light of day at which freedoms have… ( Read on! )
Oslo Freedom Forum Begins Today in Norway—Rights Defenders Bring Repression “Out of Darkness, Into LTuesday, May 08, 2012 - 08:58, by Lina Ben Mhinna
Oslo Freedom Forum Begins Today in Norway—Rights Defenders Bring Repression “Out of Darkness, Into Light”
OSLO (May 8, 2012)—An array of activists, abolitionists, and artists will take the podium today to bring some of the world’s most daunting humanitarian issues to the forefront of global awareness.
“These speakers are at the vanguard of the struggle for the most fundamental human rights,” said Thor Halvorssen, founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum. “They may hail from places as different as Ecuador and Equatorial Guinea, but the commitment to protect individual rights is… ( Read on! )