[At-Large] VIDEO: Internet Shutdowns and the Silencing of Dissent @Internews

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Thu Mar 2 21:36:36 UTC 2017

Stream from this morning. H/T to Judith Hellerstein for bringing it to our

[image: Internews] <https://www.internews.org/>Earlier today, *Thursday
March 2 2017*, *Internews <https://www.internews.org/>* presented *Internet
Shutdowns and the Silencing of Dissent
Google in Washington DC. From nation-wide shutdowns in Uganda and Gambia to
targeted ones in Cameroon and India, restrictions and full blackouts of
internet service have become a favorite tool of autocratic and repressive
regimes. Shutdowns have wide-ranging effects on everything from political
speech to commerce. Internet freedom activists and policy experts from the
lines of shutdown battles discussed their advocacy work, the trends they
are seeing, and how internet shutdowns affect the daily lives of their
fellow citizens. Speakers: *Mishi Choudhary*, President and Founding
Director for Software Freedom Law Center, India; *Arsene Tungali*,
Co-Founder & Executive Director of Rudi International, the Democratic
Republic of the Congo; *Carolina Botero*, Director of Fundacion Karisma,
Colombia. Moderator: *Kat Duffy*, VP of Global Technology Programs,
Internews. Video is below.

*View on YouTube*: https://youtu.be/2CmpZCRKehc
*Twitter*: #internetshutdowns

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