Bio

Magnus Ag is an international human rights and freedom of expression advocate. He is the founder and director of Bridge Figures, a digital human rights project amplifying cultural diversity and creative expressions for social change. Previously he worked for Freemuse, a CSO defending and promoting the right to artistic freedom worldwide. Prior to joining Freemuse in 2015, Magnus spent five years with the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York, rising to become the organization’s Assistant Advocacy Director. He has led or participated in missions to Bangladesh, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey and Zimbabwe, as well as Brussels, Geneva, New York and Washington DC, advocating for change at local and global levels. Magnus has previously worked in government for the Danish Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation and in journalism at the Danish news agency Ritzaus Bureau and on a book project about the Arctic. In 2007, he developed the first social media campaign for the Mayor of Auckland, New Zealand. Magnus has given keynotes and other talks on four continents including at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Garage Museum in Moscow, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and at Etats Généraux de la Culture au Maroc in Casablanca and has appeared in international media such as Deutschlandfunk, TV i24 NEWS, the Huffington Post,  Politiken  and on Harvard University’s HPCR Blog. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen. Follow Magnus on Twitter: @AgMagnus

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