2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Online Harassment: A Geopolitical Perspective

Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 1
208 Barton Springs Rd

The Internet opens up new channels of engagement and also enables new mechanisms for intimidation and censorship. Individuals and groups may use the Internet not only to spread propaganda but to intimidate and even to shut down the other side. This panel will feature prominent voices from around the world to discuss the many facets of online hate as a silencing technique; address its harms, targets and actors; and consider ways to protect free speech in the face of online intimidation.

Hashtags: #sxsw #OnlineHarassment


Arsham Parsi

Exec Dir

Iranian Railroad For Queer Refugees

Nighat Dad at SXSW

Nighat Dad

Founder & Exec Dir

Digital Rights Foundation

Ursula Gauthier at SXSW

Ursula Gauthier

Grand Reporter


Senior reporter at N°1 French newsmag L'Obs, specialist of China and Eastern Asia. Based in Beijing for 6 years as the magazine's Foreign correspondent. Expelled by China on 31 Dec 2015 after a nas...

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Yasmin Green at SXSW

Yasmin Green

Head of Research & Dev

Jigsaw Alphabet Inc

Yasmin Green is the Head of Research and Development for Jigsaw. She also oversees the team’s work on counter-radicalization and fragile states. At Google, Yasmin has assumed roles as Head of Sales...

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