Z?calo Public Square Feb. 13 - Is Internet Freedom at Risk?

February 03, 2012

KJZZ ENews: Is Phoenix the next L.A.?  A community conversation presented by Zócalo Public Square and KJZZ 91.5

In Italy, a judge handed down criminal sentences to four Google executives who'd failed to quickly remove a YouTube video of school bullying. India requires Internet companies to help maintain "public order, decency, or morality." In China, Yahoo supplied the government with information that helped to convict political dissidents.

All over the world, Facebook abruptly changed certain privacy settings to public ones. More and more, what we do online is being watched. What we can say is being constrained. And governments and corporations are exerting increasing control over our virtual world. Are we allowing online freedom, bit by bit, to slip away?

Photo of Rebecca MacKinnon

Journalist Rebecca MacKinnon, author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom, examines recent attempts by governments around the globe to restrict Internet content and whether citizens can preserve their liberties.

KJZZ and Zócalo Public Square invite you to join the conversation on Monday, Feb. 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the ASU Art Museum.

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Open to the public—reservations recommended.

Free parking is available in CRC building lot, northeast of the museum, on 10th Street and Mill Avenue.

KJZZ 91.5 is serving as a media partner for this Zócalo/Arizona State University Event. For more information on Zócalo, please visit www.zocalopublicsquare.org.


Is Internet Freedom At Risk?
Monday, February 13, 2012
6:30 p.m.
ASU Art Museum
10th St. and Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85287


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