I will be participating in Amnesty International’s Irrepressible.info one year anniversary conference, the details for which can be found here. We at the OpenNet Initiative have been providing background information and data for the campaign.
Here is a Guardian/Observer story on the upcoming event, and the way in which the campaign has had an impact so far.
The first ONI woodstock is over. I had a very productive time, and particularly enjoyed the debate at the Oxford Union.
Here are a few selected media stories about the ONI’s reports:
International Herald Tribue
archived here locally
…and here is a separate news item in the Guardian UK on Murdoch’s moves into China with a special version of MySpace.
Additionaly, I did a recent interview with SAP Online on the psiphon project.
The OpenNet Initiative is holding its first public conference to discuss the current state of play of Internet filtering worldwide. The conference will be hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute and held at the University of Oxford on May 18, 2007. The conference is free of charge and open to the public.
Results from the first global study of Internet filtering carried out by the OpenNet Initiative will be on the table for a day of discussion involving ICT development experts, speech and human rights advocates, journalists and bloggers, international laywers and scholars, and others interested in state responses to online information flows.
Click here for more information
I had the pleasure recently of giving a talk to the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, home of many friends and colleagues of the OpenNet Initiative. My talk was about securing human rights online, focusing in particular on the psiphon project.
You can see the entire talk here.
And here is a Radio Free Europe interview I did about psiphon.
I participated in the Internet Governance Forum today, on a panel with fellow panelists Ambassador David Gross of the United States, Julien Pain of Reporters Without Borders, Fred Tipson of Microsoft, and others. I was checking in through a videoconference connection, which made it a little difficult to hear what my fellow panelists were saying, but it was an interesting experience nonetheless. It appears that the event has been picked up by Associated Press, however, and so has been reprinted in numerous publications, such as here, here, and here.
I gave a presentation last night to the 6th Annual Privacy and Security Conference on the work of the OpenNet Initiative.
I participated in a panel organized by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and World Press Photo 04 on October 13 to discuss how the Internet is being policed and the impact this has on freedom of expression. Part of the events surrounding the World Press Photo exhibit in Toronto.
I just returned from the Power and Pathologies of Networks conference, organized by James Der Derian at the Watson Institute at Brown University, and held September 10 and 11th. It was a great conference, lots of good people, featuring a nice exhibit on the history of computer viruses.
Citizen Lab is helping to sponsor the Open Source and Free Software Conference to be held May 9-11th at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall.
Political Networks workshop this weekend.