Oslo Freedom Forum is a conference that was held during the beginning of the month of May. The conference offers an opportunity for human rights activists across the globe to meet and share ideas. Among the countries that participated in this year conference include, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Eritrea, and Belarus. Journalists who wish to cover the event and donors who decide to support the activities of these esteemed activists must show up at the Grand Hotel or the Christiania Theatre where the conference is held.
May 14 event
On May 14 specifically in the afternoon hours, Thor who is in charge of the forum met with a Chinese nonconformist Chen Guangcheng and Yuan Weijing (his wife) at the breakfast room. Thor was heard offering professional advice to Chen. Thor hinted to Chen that he was liaising with the Batman Actor, Christian Bale, who was in China negotiating with government to free Chen. Thor’s habit of condemning the abuse of human rights and engaging in politics of international human rights has made him the center of several global conflicts. It has transformed him into one of the most influential activists in the world of human rights activism.
Thor Halvorssen is a leading human rights activist and top film producer. He established the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) back in 2005. He started his activism in 1989 in London by actively opposing the dictatorial apartheid rule in South Africa. He is the HRF president, patron of Peace Movement for children that is headquartered in Prague, and Osio Freedom Forum founder. Before establishing HRF, Thor was the CEO and Executive Director of an organization that advocated for education (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education).
Thor is an accomplished writer who shares his thoughts and opinions on matters that affect human rights, education, and economy. His articles and essays have been published in popular newspapers such as The New York Times, Daily Telegraph, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and Time Magazine. Thor has made guest appearances on global television outlets like CNN, BBC, Fox News, and HBO. Most of the films produced by Thor have focused on human rights and freedom.