The Real Information Revolution

Mar 13, 2017 | 8:30pm – 9:30pm
The Real Information Revolution


Roya Mahboob

Digital Citizen Fund

Rosa Maria Paya

Latin American Network of Youth for Democracy

Abdalaziz Alhamza

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

Meron Estefanos

Eritrean Initiative on Refugee Rights

Thor Halvorssen

Human Rights Foundation (HRF)

In order to stay in power, the world’s most repressive regimes use a variety of tools to censor information. At the same time, dissidents across the globe are using technology to fight back. Join us to hear how Eritreans in exile leave phone messages of freedom to those trapped inside the country; how Cuban and North Korean activists use flash drives to break down state propaganda; and how underground journalists in Syria smuggle out video to expose atrocities committed by the Assad regime and ISIS. The odds are against them, but each person shows how anyone can make a difference in challenging a dictatorship.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner