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Oslo Freedom Forum

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Thor Halvorssen

We request that your government reconsider its travel ban on Dr. Chee and, in the spirit of human rights, allow him to leave Singapore for four days to participate in the Oslo Freedom Forum.

North Korea: Behind the Veil (VIDEO)

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Hear from two of the world's most prominent North Korean dissidents and one of the world's most prominent North Korea experts.

George Ayittey: How to Defeat a Dictator

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Ghanaian economist George Ayittey attended the Oslo Freedom Forum in May. There, he sat down with me to talk about defeating dictators.

Monsters Rule in Pakistan; Rape is Public Policy

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Mukhtar Mai is a simple woman from a small town and her resolve, given enough attention across the world, could inspire men and women who believe in dignity and human decency to dramatically expand Mukhtar's effort.

United Nations: It's Okay to Kill the Gay

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

The UN has a remarkable track record of doing virtually nothing when presented with mass killings or genocide. That record continues with last weeks amended resolution on extrajudicial killings of certain groups.