The founder of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen, has recently been making waves for his no nonsense approach towards revealing which nations of the world commit the worst human rights abuses. The path he has taken has set him apart from many in the human rights activism realm who have often looked to avoid revealing the abuses committed by left wing governments, such as Cuba and Venezuela.
Halvorssen himself was born in Venezuela and has seen first hand the problems that have been caused by the ruling socialist government, the abuses suffered by his own family have only added to the need of Halvorssen to expose immoral government acts. Thor Halvorssen has spent a large amount of time assembling an impressive board of directors at the Human Rights Foundation that is currently headed by former chess champion and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Gary Kasparov. The New York based organization accepts donations from a variety of groups, but does not allow any influence over its politics or future programs to be pushed on the group.
Thor Halvorssen has carved out a successful career as a film producer, which has included his work on a number of documentaries based on human rights activism for various groups; one of the most important documentaries Halvorssen has produced tells the story of the Hungarian uprising of the 1950s against the ruling communist regime.
According to Time.com, Thor Halvorssen has lent his voice and influence to many causes in recent years, including providing his knowledge to discussions on many issues for major news outlets from around the world. Thor Halvorssen also purchased the left wing magazine “Ny Tid” in 2010 in his family’s traditional nation of Norway.
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