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Leaks, Tweets and Deletes: Intellectual Freedom in a Digital World
Saturday, October 1, 2-3:30 p.m. | Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
801 S.W. 10th Avenue | Portland, OR 97205 | 503.988.5123
What is the Internet’s role in government transparency? Can the global rise of social media serve as a democratic tool? What kind of censorship threats are present at home and abroad? Join us for a discussion of the notion of freedom of information in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Panelists will discuss the Wikileaks disclosures, the uprisings in the Arab world spurred by Facebook and Twitter, media censorship and freedom of the press in places like China, Turkey and elsewhere. Refreshments will be served.
- Moderator: Tim DuRoche
- Director of Programs at the World Affairs Council of Oregon, writer, jazz musician, artist and curator who’s worked at the intersections of the visual, performing, literary and media arts for 20 years.
- Panelist: David Wolman
- Author of Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling and a contributing editor at Wired magazine. He recently wrote about “techie dissidents” and the uprisings in Egypt.
- Panelist: Jeff Golden
- Political activist, radio personality, politician and author. He recently gave a talk for Oregon Humanities about whether the media can serve our democracy.
- Panelist: Peter Laufer
- Author and the James Wallace Chair in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. He recently gave a talk for Oregon Humanities on the Wikileaks disclosures.
Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.