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[liberationtech] Aspen Institute to Present Findings on Barriers to Connectivity and the Freedom to Communicate in the Americas

Lisa Brownlee lmbscholarly2 at
Tue Sep 25 03:09:14 PDT 2012

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other volunteerisms! Fuerte!

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at>wrote:

> Aspen Institute to Present Findings on Barriers to Connectivity and
> the Freedom to Communicate in the Americas
> Event to showcase new report, speakers Alec Ross, Ricardo B. Salinas
> and Sergio Sarmiento
> What: On Monday, October 1, 2012, the Aspen Institute Communications
> and Society Program will release a new report detailing eight major
> barriers to connectivity and the freedom to communicate in the
> Americas and five recommendations for overcoming these barriers.The
> report, Freedom and Connectivity: Advancing the Freedom to Communicate
> in the Americas, captures the insights and recommendations of a
> distinguished group of business, government, journalism and academic
> leaders and experts from the United States and Latin America who met
> earlier this year in Mexico City for the inaugural Aspen Institute
> Forum on the Freedom to Communicate. A light lunch will be served.
> Who:
> Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation, U.S. Department of State
> Ricardo B. Salinas, Founder and Chairman, Grupo Salinas
> Sergio Sarmiento, Distinguished Journalist, Syndicated Columnist,
> Radio and TV Host, TV Azteca
> Charlie Firestone, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Communications
> & Society Program (moderator)
> The session will feature a presentation of the report and its
> recommendations followed by comments from the featured speakers.  The
> report addresses issues of connectivity, telecommunications investment
> and competition, innovation and censorship in Mexico and throughout
> the Americas. Following the featured speakers' remarks, Charlie
> Firestone will moderate a discussion among all invited guests that
> explores the challenges to the freedom to communicate at this pivotal
> time in the global development of both democracy and digital
> technologies.
> When: Monday, October 1, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT
> Where: The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington,
> D.C.
> Follow on Web or Twitter: The event will be streamed live at
> Join the discussion on Twitter at
> hashtag #freedom2c or by following @aspencs.
> Media who are interested in attending should contact Kiahna Williams
> at kiahna.williams at or 202.736.5818
> The Aspen Institute Forum on the Freedom to Communicate addresses
> issues surrounding the freedoms of expression, association, and
> connectivity and develops actionable recommendations that can enhance
> these freedoms, particularly in the Western Hemisphere.
> The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program serves as a
> non-partisan venue for global leaders and experts to exchange insights
> on the societal impact of advances in digital technology and network
> communications. It also creates a multidisciplinary space in the
> communications policy-making world where veteran and emerging
> decision-makers can explore new concepts and develop new policy
> networks. Visit us on the web at and follow
> on Twitter @aspencs
> Grupo Salinas is a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically
> advanced companies, focused on creating shareholder value, and
> improving society through excellence. By making technology available
> to all levels of society, Grupo Salinas promotes the development of
> the countries where it operates.  Follow on Twitter @GrupoSalinas_GS
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