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

Adam Fisk adamfisk at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 22:53:34 PST 2011


Great! Looking forward to it. Thanks Jochai. -Adam

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Jochai Ben-Avie <jochai at accessnow.org> wrote:
> 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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>> Adam Fisk
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