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Saturday, October 21 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Fighting for the Pillars of Democracy: Independent Media and an Open Internet
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Authoritarian regimes around the world are cracking down on journalists and trying to exert complete control over the flow of information. Now we too are facing a government hostile to any narratives it doesn't approve of sanction, as well as confronting giant media monopolies and online gatekeepers. How do we fight for "net neutrality," prevent the complete consolidation of a "surveillance society" and strengthen our independent media, without which democracy cannot survive? With: Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman; Cory Doctorow, author/digital activist; Danny O'Brien, International Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Moderated by Joshua Fouts, Bioneers Executive Director.

Keynotes
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Cory Doctorow

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Cory Doctorow, a science fiction writer, leading open Internet activist, journalist and blogger (co-editor of boingboing.net) as well as an author of other works, including several YA and adult novels and a nonfiction business book (Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free), works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is... Read More →
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Joshua Fouts

Bioneers
Joshua Sheridan Fouts, Bioneers Executive Director, is a globally recognized media innovator and social entrepreneur known for his visionary work facilitating meaningful understanding between cultures. With a background in anthropology, Joshua has worked with peoples of Malaysia... Read More →
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Amy Goodman

Democracy Now!
Amy Goodman, host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!, an award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public TV and radio stations worldwide, has won countless prestigious awards, including an I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award and the Right Livelihood Award (the first journalist to receive that major honor) and has co-authored six bestsellers, including, most recently Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. | | To read more about Amy Goodman's work... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
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Danny O'Brien

Danny O'Brien has been an activist for online free speech and privacy for over 15 years. After three years working to protect at-risk online reporters with the Committee to Protect Journalists, he now supervises the Electronic Frontier Foundation's global strategy. He also co-fou... Read More →


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