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The Future of Internet Freedom: Policy, Technology and Emerging Threats

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Updated 11/23

The Future of Internet Freedom: Policy, Technology and Emerging Threats
Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:30 -4 PM Eastern

This will be a virtual event conducted via zoom. Reservations are required and can be reserved for free online,

Event Description:
Internet Freedom has become one of the most pressing human rights issues of the day, but controversies continue to swirl around its future – including questions about what lies ahead in terms of policies, funding, and technologies. Join this event to explore the powerful stories of those affected by online censorship in countries around the world. Participate in a thought-provoking dialogue about the outlook for policies and technologies, as well as emerging threats, and how these will impact efforts to open the Internet in every corner of the globe. 

Speakers will include:

Maziar Bahari, Journalism for Change

Xiao Qiang, UC Berkeley, School of Information

Franak Viacorka, Creative Director, RFE/RL Belarus

Tim Receveur, US Institute of Peace


Representatives of the major anti-censorship technology platforms

With special remarks by Dr. Mung Chiang, Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State

Moderated by Eric Novotny and Aram Sinnreich, The American University

Co-presented by:

AU Internet Governance Lab

AU School of Communication

AU School of International Service

Voices of Internet Freedom

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Matt Seklecki

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