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Saturday, December 2 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
No Country For Free Speech: Locked Between Populism and Polarized Politics

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Duterte in the Philippines. Chavez in Venezuela. Modi in India. Over the past few decades, we have seen the rise of populism creating hateful polarized spaces online. What does this rise and polarization mean for the future of freedom of speech and democracy? And how do the world’s most vulnerable communities tell stories when digital spaces are crowded by ethnic nationalists? What implications will this have on the way we organize and interact online in the future?

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Rebecca Mackinnon

Co-founder, Global Voices
Rebecca MacKinnon is an independent writer and researcher. Previously she founded the Ranking Digital Rights project which works to set global standards for how companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and beyond should respect freedom of expression... Read More →

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Marianne Díaz

#KeepItOn Fellow, Access Now
Marianne is a #KeepItOn Fellow at Access Now. Marianne is a Venezuelan lawyer, digital rights activist, and fiction writer, currently based in Santiago, Chile. Her work focuses mainly on issues regarding online freedom of speech, privacy, web filtering, internet infrastructure and... Read More →
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Mong Palatino

Southeast Asia Editor, Global Voices
southeast asia editor of global voices. activist and former legislator
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Pranesh Prakash

Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society
Pranesh Prakash is a Policy Director at — and was part of the founding team of — the Centre for Internet and Society, a Bangalore-based non-profit that engages in research and policy advocacy. He is also the Legal Lead at Creative Commons India and an Affiliated Fellow at the... Read More →

Saturday December 2, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm GMT+0530
Main Stage TRACE Expert City