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Friday, May 18 • 14:30 - 15:45
Community Infrastructure for Activists: Security and Shut-down Circumvention

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The radio spectrum can do a lot more than just link mobile phones to towers. We will discuss how community developed infrastructure, including digital radio, mesh networking, and independent mobile phone networks can help advocates and activists communicate and stay safe in places where telecommunications infrastructure doesn't exist or is being purposefully blocked by government. Hear stories from people on the ground building their own networks and the challenges they face.

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Ross Schulman

Senior Policy Technologist, New America's Open Technology Institute
Ross Schulman is a senior counsel and senior policy technologist at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on internet measurement, emerging technologies, surveillance, and decentralization. Prior to joining OTI, Schulman worked for Google in Mountain View, California... Read More →

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Julián Casasbuenas G.

Director, Colnodo
MAG (IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group) former member (2016 - 2018), civil society. Chemical Engineer, University of America 1984 - Bogotá Colombia, with more than twenty years of experience in environmental and information and communication technologies - ICTs.Director of Colnodo... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 14:30 - 15:45 EDT