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Flash: PdF Symposium on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom, Announced for Saturday December 11

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, December 8 2010

In the digital age, should all information be free?
Does good government require secrecy, or more openness?
Can we trust private internet service providers to defend free speech?
Is Wikileaks a terrorist organization, or the beginning of a new kind of transnational investigative journalism?

This Saturday in New York City, we'll be discussing these urgent questions with a stellar group of thinkers and doers from the worlds of politics, journalism, diplomacy, activism and technology, including:

Emily Bell, Director of Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School
Esther Dyson, EDventure
Charles Ferguson, Director, Inside Job and No End in Sight
Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post
Jeff Jarvis, Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Andrew Keen, Author of the forthcoming book, Digital Vertigo: An Anti-Social Manifesto
Gideon Lichfield, Deputy digital editor, The Economist
Rebecca MacKinnon, Senior fellow, New America Foundation and author of the forthcoming book, Consent of the Networked
Mark Pesce, Author and futurist
Andrew Rasiej, Co-founder, Personal Democracy Forum
Jay Rosen, Professor, NYU School of Journalism, and PressThink.org
Carne Ross, Director, Independent Diplomat and former UK Diplomat
Douglas Rushkoff, Author, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
Micah L. Sifry, Co-founder, Personal Democracy Forum
Zeynep Tufekci, Sociology and Anthropology Dept., University of Maryland
Katrin Verclas, Principal, New Rights Group
Tom Watson, Author, CauseWired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World
Dave Winer, Editor, Scripting News and Visiting Scholar, NYU

Tickets are $10 and space is limited. To register, go to http://pdfsymposium.eventbrite.com/

Saturday, December 11, 10am-2pm*
Riverpark: A Tom Colicchio Restaurant
450 East 29th Street (east of 1st Ave just before the FDR & East River)
New York, NY 10016

*Please note, breakfast and lunch will not be served, but coffee and light refreshments will be available.

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