HRF in the News — September and October highlights

One of HRF's goals is to popularize the struggle for freedom by bringing it into the everyday conversations of people around the world.

Every month, through publications, interviews, and coverage, we help put a bigger spotlight on some of the world's most effective and important dissidents, and we promote ideas on how best to challenge corruption and repression.

In the past few months, HRF's work has received attention from more than a dozen international news outlets. Here are the highlights.

The Oslo Freedom Forum generated the following coverage:

Thor Halvorssen published an op-ed in The Memo: What technology really means for human rights

Thor's criticism of Fusion GPS also continued to make the news. Thor gave interviews on:

Flash Drives for Freedom continued to attract widespread coverage:

HRF's legal work also received attention:

  • One India reported on our press release condemning the recent wave of violence against the Rohingya: End violence against Rohingyas, HRF urges Myanmar
  • Diario Las Américas highlighted a 2015 report by HRF concluding that investigation into the deaths of pro-democracy activists Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero had been actively thwarted by the state: Darsi Ferret muere sin ver la libertad de Cuba
  • Turkey Purge and Egypt Today reported on HRF's anti-Erdogan ad, published on the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly's General Debate
  • Topix and Charter 08 covered HRF's new report on Chinese rights abuses, written by persecuted lawyer Gao Zhisheng and co-sponsored by China Aid and Christian Solidarity.
  • Yahoo Style Singapore covered HRF's condemnation of actor Nicolas Cage for failing to criticize Kazakhstan's dictator while at the Eurasia Film Festival.

Lastly, HRF's Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent was mentioned in the context of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, awarded annually by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Премию Совета Европы получил заключенный турецкий юрист

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