Eric Kluitenberg on Fri, 19 Mar 2010 13:38:39 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] Vanmiddag: Discussie over internet censorship circumvention techniques - De balie, 17.00 uur

Vanaf 17.00 uur vindt in De Balie een discussie over de impact van internet censorship op de ervaring van internet:

e-mobility versus immobility

17.00 – 19.00 CET (GMT+1)
Venue: De Balie, Amsterdam / Remote: Berlin / London

The bandwidth in closed societies like for example Iran and Syria are low because of political reasons. Even though at the same time it slows down business opportunities. Thereby the system of filtering and blocking on line content is sophisticated. Both countries have a young population (50 – 70% younger than 30 years) and lots of them want to connect with and have access to information. No surprise that circumvention tools are widely used.
How can this politically induced slowness of networks be addressed in a discussion of global connectivity?
In collaboration with Monique Doppert, Hivos, The Hague & Tactical Technology Collective (London).


Sami Ben Gharbia, co-founder of (which means the core in Arabic), a Tunisian collective blog about news and politics, and Advocacy Director at Global Voices.

Ali Gharavi, an electrical / robotics engineer by education, now leads the security programme of the Tactical Technology Collective. He will present the Security in-a-box project, a collaborative effort of the Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line. It was created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders.

Laurent of the coalition will present the recent Floss Manuals on-line manual ‘Bypassing Internet Censorship’ project.

Menso Heus, consultant with Gendo on open innovation and smart applications of internet technology, member of the editorial team of HAR 2009 (Hacking At Random).

Reinder Rustema, board member, advisor eParticipation at ICTU / Burgerlink and teacher at the University of Amsterdam. 

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