As a breakout session, our panel was not live streamed so I’ll share a few photos from our session here. Isaac Stone Fish from Foreign Policy and role model Gayle Karen-Young moderated and facilitated the panel and Q&A with Ji Seong-Ho, Hyeon-Seo Lee, and myself.

We shared thoughts about information access in North Korea (an increasingly popular topic, yes!), and the possibilities and challenges that surround the future democratization in North Korea. At the last minute, Oslo Freedom Forum had to get a larger room and double the time for our session because of the sheer demand! The panelists and I were so encouraged to see the diverse audience that packed into the room to listen to and participate in the very last session of the Forum. If you haven’t seen Ji Seong-Ho’s speech from last year’s Oslo Freedom Forum, you must watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk0p0zcvlnU

Also, Lee Hyeon-Seo shared teasers about the NGO she is starting up soon. Keep your eyes and ears out for it! If you have any specific questions about what was discussed, feel free to message me.

Ji Seong-Ho taking questions during the panel

Ji Seong-Ho taking questions during the panel

Jess Yoon, me, Ji Senog-Ho and Jiye

Jess Yoon, me, Ji Senog-Ho and Jiye

Hyeon-Seo, Gayle, and I hanging out post panel. Who said work was all serious?

Hyeon-Seo, Gayle, and I hanging out post panel. Who said work was all serious?

Jim from HRF, Ji Seong-Ho, our awesome interpreter Jiye, me, and Doug Barnett

Jim from HRF, Ji Seong-Ho, our awesome interpreter Jiye, me, and Doug Barnett