Iran

Masih Alinejad

Award-winning Iranian freelance journalist and creator of ‘My Stealthy Freedom’ project encouraging women to post photos without headscarves

Turkey

Yavuz Baydar

Turkish journalist who won the 2014 European Press Prize for fighting censorship in Turkey

Iran

Ladan Boroumand

Research Director at Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy in Iran

Hong Kong

Alex Chow

Former Secretary General of Hong Kong Federation of Students

North Korea

Il Lim

North Korean defector and former slave laborer

Presenter

Markus Loening

Chair of Human Rights Committee of Liberal International, former Human Rights Commissioner, Germany

Pakistan

Ashiq Masih

Husband of Asia Bibi, first Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy

Human Rights

Alfred Moses

Chair of UN Watch, former U.S. Ambassador to Romania, Special Presidential Envoy for the Cyprus Conflict, Special Counsel to President Jimmy Carter

Nigeria

Emmanuel Ogebe

Human rights defender for Nigerian Christians under attack by Boko Haram

North Korea

Yeon-Mi Park

North Korean defector, she witnessed first-hand the regime’s atrocities against its own people

Nigeria

Saa

Nigerian girl who escaped Boko Haram

Hong Kong

Lester Shum

Former Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Federation of Students