Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – 6:00-7:30 PM

The DC Chapter of the Internet Society, in conjunction with the
U.S. Department of State, the Meridian Center, and George Mason University’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center (TraCCC) present an informal discussion with:

Free Eventbrite Registration Required

Hosted by George Mason University, School of Public Policy, Arlington Campus
Room 118, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA 22201
Closest Metro Stop Virginia Square on Orange Line

The recent World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai highlighted how eager some governments are to control what is said and done on the Internet.  But bloggers, online journalists, activists, and ISPs are working hard to route around firewalls and filters.   Join us for a chance to talk with six courageous people fighting for freedom of speech online:

Mac-Jordan Disu-Degadjor (Ghana), Blogging Ghana
Michael Anti (China), blogger
Edetaen Ojo (Nigeria), Director, The Media Rights Agenda
Grigory Okhotin (Russia), journalist and human rights activist
Usamah Mohamed (Sudan), activist, activist trainer, and Tweeter
Bronwen Robertson (UK), Director of Operations, Small Media

Friday March 15th – 8:30-9:30 am
March Brainstorming Breakfast

Teaism at Lafayette Park

800 Connecticut Avenue NW  •  Washington, DC 20006
(202) 835-2233  •  877-8TEAISM

Wednesday March 20th – 6:30 pm –
March Happy Hour

The Science Club
1136 19th Street, NW Washington, DC
Featuring special guests and special prizes!