The Real Information Revolution

Mar 13, 2017 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm CT
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The Real Information Revolution

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.

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