Defending Dissent: Internet Resistance

Defending Dissent: Civil Society and Human Rights in the Global Crackdown
April 13, 2017
Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights

“Internet Resistance”

Despite upticks in government surveillance and censorship, digital activism remains a powerful tool to mobilize and organize against repressive regimes. This panel weighs the challenges and opportunities in leveraging the Internet to support resistance efforts at local, national, and international levels.

Panelists:
Zelalem Kibret, Zone 9 Blogger; Scholar in Residence, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law
Xiao Qiang, Adjunct Professor, Berkeley School of Information; Editor in Chief, China Digital Times
Zara Rahman, Data & Society Research Institute
Bilge Yesil – Associate Professor, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Moderator:
Heidy Rombouts, Coordinator, Litigation Project, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, Maina Kiai

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