On Tuesday at 6pm EST / 2300 GMT / Wednesday 7am China I will be part of a very interesting conversation in New York. There will be very interesting people in the room who will add their expertise. If you can't be in New York in person I hope you will participate online. The event will be webcast and there will be an online webchat so that people around the world can contribute comments and questions. Global Voices Executive Director Ivan Sigal will make sure that your questions and comments are represented in the room. Here are all the details:
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The Open Society Institute and Asia Society will host an event with Open Society Fellows Rebecca MacKinnon and Evgeny Morozov that explores the changing landscape of Internet censorship. Special attention will be given to the techniques employed by governments to co-opt and steer online discussions in ideologically convenient directions. Focusing on the specific cases of Russia and China, the panelists will discuss how the strategies and tools of control, manipulation, and censorship have evolved in both countries.
Isabel Hilton, editor of China Dialogue and an Open Society Fellowship selection committee member, will moderate the discussion.
Light refreshments will be provided at a reception from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. The discussion will begin at 6:00 p.m.
This event is presented in cooperation with the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations.
This event will be streamed live online. Click here to view.