The Oslo Freedom Forum is an event growing in stature each and every year under the leadership and direction of human rights activist and film producer Thor Halvorssen. Under the leadership of Halvorssen, who organizes the Oslo Freedom Forum along with members of his own Human Rights Foundation, this event has become the must attend for members of the human rights community, entertainment industry insiders, and broadcasters; the Oslo Freedom Forum is a reflection of the main interests of Venezuelan activist Halvorssen who provides guidance and support for those looking to change public policy, free political prisoners, and advocates for democracy to be allowed for all people.
The Oslo Freedom Forum has proven such a major success over its life from its launch in 2009 that the Human Rights Foundation maintain a constantly active Website featuring the speeches and discussions from the event held annually in Norway. Thor Halvorssen has also overseen a move to bring the format of the Oslo Freedom Forum to other areas of the world to open up the discussion on human rights to the people of the entire world. In a bid to bring new people into the human rights activism community and provide an environment that allows open discussion to many Thor and the Human Rights Foundation have created the San Francisco Freedom Forum.
One of the most important aspects of his work as a human rights activist has always been to being as many young people into the community as possible for Thor Halvorssen. One of the main options for Thor Halvorssen has always been to push for students and young people to become active in activism of all kinds, which has prompted the opening of the College Freedom Forum; unlike the other versions of the Freedom Forum format this mobile version tours college campuses bringing different speakers to the events offered. Thor Halvorssen has also been a speaker as TEDTalkls events where he looks to educate others about human rights abuses across the world.