Edward Mortimer

Veteran journalist and leading human rights advocate, at the UN as Director of Communications to Secretary General Kofi Annan, and is now Senior Program Director at the Salzburg Global Seminar. Edward Mortimer has been one of the most influential writers on global affairs beginning in the 1970s and 80s with both the London Times and the Financial Times. He was a key figure in the early nonviolent resistance to Saddam Hussein through the International Committee for a Free Iraq, and continues his work for democracy and human rights across the world, notably for Sri Lanka as chair of the Campaign for Peace and Justice, and at the forefront of building democratic networks for the Middle East Revolution.

Interview with Right to Nonviolence - 01 October 2012