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Friday, May 18 • 13:20 - 14:20
Opening the digital tool-box to create a powerful and connected free expression ecosphere

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In this world of digital disruption, free expression and the public's right to honest information require strong empowered civil society defenders. But in Canada, like many places elsewhere, dedicated groups are struggling for resources and sometimes in competition with each other. In this session, we will share some of the strengths and dilemmas of our free expression and digital rights movement here in Canada and throw the floor open to discuss ideas and new tools that could be used to foster a powerful sector. 


Alice Klein

Owner, Editor / Publisher, NOW Magazine
Alice is the owner and editor/publisher of NOW, which she co-founded in 1981. In addition to her role as NOW’s media matriarch, she is a writer, social entrepreneur, one-time doc filmmaker, eco-feminist and unapologetic social change advocate. Her passion for independent, progressive... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 13:20 - 14:20 EDT