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Thursday, May 17 • 16:00 - 17:00
Defending minority voices on a censored internet

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Minority groups and marginalized communities often experience distinct patterns of censorship online. This censorship occurs at multiple levels, from the blocking of minority websites to platform censorship. This session will present evidence of online censorship of minority groups and will engage participants to consider what can be done to safeguard digital freedom of expression rights for oppressed communities.

Visualizing Impact will discuss efforts through Onlinecensorship.org team to capture reports of censorship by social media platforms. OONI will also discuss cases involving the blocking of minority websites around the world, as well as techniques for measuring their accessibility over time.

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Japleen Pasricha

Founder, Feminism in India
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Maria Xynou

Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)
Maria works with the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), a free software project that aims to increase transparency of internet censorship around the world. She manages OONI's partnerships, engaging human rights communities worldwide with censorship measurement research... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 16:00 - 17:00 EDT