Magnus Ag

Founder & Director


M agnus Ag is a human rights advocate and a researcher. He is the founder & director of Bridge Figures and is currently based in Hong Kong and Berlin. He previously worked with the Copenhagen-based organization Freemuse — which defends the right to artistic freedom worldwide — and as the Assistant Advocacy Director for the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York.

He has led or participated in missions to Bangladesh, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, and Zimbabwe, as well as Brussels, Geneva, New York, and Washington, where he has advocated for change at local and global levels. He has also worked in government and has journalism experience.

Magnus has given keynotes and talks at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Garage Museum in Moscow, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and Etats Généraux de la Culture au Maroc in Casablanca, among others. He 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.

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Other team members:

Nada Bakr

Geoffrey Cheng

Pere Ferrera, Chief Technology Officer

Ana Pastor, Storytelling Lead

Theresa Züger, Co-Founder & Deputy Director