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[liberationtech] Web Symposium: The Middle East, The Revolution, and the Internet

Jochai Ben-Avie jochai at accessnow.org
Wed Feb 2 17:07:02 PST 2011


Hi Adam, thanks for asking. Yes, we're intending to record the symposium;
we'll hopefully have it up on the site later on in the day tomorrow.

Cheers,
Jochai


-- 
Jochai Ben-Avie
Access Policy Analyst
jochai at accessnow.org
+1-888-414-0100 x704 (tel)
JochaiBen-Avie (skype)*
*

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Adam Fisk <adamfisk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Any chance this will be recorded?
>
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Jochai Ben-Avie <jochai at accessnow.org>
> wrote:
> > Dear friends and colleagues,
> >
> >
> >
> > I thought you might be interested in the following online event on
> Thursday
> > at 12PM EST
> >
> >
> >
> > The Middle East, the Revolution, and the Internet live streamed
> > at https://www.acessnow.org/live.
> >
> > Online symposium participants include:
> >
> >
> >
> > · Frank La Rue: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and
> > protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
> >
> > · Marietje Schaake: Dutch Member of the European Parliament
> >
> > · Jillian York: Harvard University Berkman Center
> >
> > · Tarek Amr: Egyptian Digital Activist on Global Voices
> >
> > · Walid Al-Saqaf: Yemeni software developer and journalist
> >
> > · Al Jazeera Transparency Unit (invited)
> >
> > · Brett Solomon: Access (Moderator)
> >
> > It will take place this Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST
> > (GMT-5) During the event, you can tweet questions using the #Q4Access
> > hashtag or e-mail us at info at accessnow.org.
> >
> > Background
> >
> > Tech-utopians and tech-doomsayers continue their debate over the impact
> of
> > the internet on politics and democracy. Meanwhile mass demonstrations
> have
> > spread across the Middle East, causing the downfall of one government and
> > putting others on high alert. In each case we know technology has played
> a
> > vital role in mobilizing protestors and transmitting information in real
> > time around the globe. The existential threat it plays to a regime has
> been
> > demonstrated by Egypt's internet shutdown. “The Middle East, the
> Revolution
> > and the Internet” brings together experts in the field to discuss and
> debate
> > the issues in real time.
> >
> >
> >
> > Access's live web symposium will examine the impact of new (social) media
> > and the internet on political freedom. On the one hand, we can expect
> > grassroots activists to make use of technology to facilitate their
> > activities. On the other hand, the new era provides opportunities for
> > dictators and regimes to survey and monitor like never before. With
> voices
> > from academia to the front line, Access will explore how activists use
> the
> > net, the challenges for state actors, and the likely winners and losers
> in
> > the digital cat and mouse game.
> >
> >
> >
> > Please join us for this in-depth and dynamic discussion.
> >
> >
> >
> > https://www.accessnow.org/live
> >
> > --
> > Jochai Ben-Avie
> > Access Policy Analyst
> > jochai at accessnow.org
> > +1-888-414-0100 x704 (tel)
> > JochaiBen-Avie (skype)
> >
> >
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