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The Future of Internet Freedom: Policy, Technology and Emerging ThreatsThursday, December 3
2:30 PM
Online Event

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Internet Freedom

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 and representatives of the major anti-censorship technology platforms. The event will be moderated by AU professors Eric Novotny and Aram Sinnreich

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