I first met net activist Christopher Kullenberg, filming a TPB AFK scene when he was recording music in the Pirate Bureau’s bus during the Pirate Bay trial in 2009. Last week he was named ‘the Swede of the year’ by the news magazine Fokus. The reason is his work with Telecomix that helped hooking up pro-democracy activists in Egypt with internet infrastructure when Mubarak pulled the plug during the arab spring.
I bumped into Chris K at #net4change last month, where a bunch of bloggers, hackers and human rights folks like Maryam Al-Khawaja (in the video beneath) got together. Here’s a couple of thoughts from the Swede of the Year 2011.