Friday, June 01, 2007

Hello again from Amnesty's Project Blog team -

Are you free this Wednesday evening?

To mark the first anniversary of our campaign, on Wednesday (6 June) we’re are hosting a global web conference on Internet Freedom, called ‘Some People Think the Internet is a Bad Thing: The Struggle for Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace’.

The event, which we’re hosting with The Observer newspaper, looks into the future of the Internet, exploring governments’ increasing attempts to repress freedom of expression and information online - with the help of some of the big Internet companies - and how web users are harnessing the power of the internet to resist them.

It involves some of the top names of the Web and will be broadcast live online at

Speakers include victims of Internet repression from around the world; Internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox; Josh Wolf, jailed US blogger; Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia; Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software movement; Cory Doctorow from BoingBoing; and Kevin Anderson, head of blogging at The Guardian.

But…we need you (and people like you) to contribute!

The event is going to be webcast live at 18:30 UK time on Wednesday, 6 June. In addition to live speeches, it will involve podcasts and vodcasts from supporters unable to attend on the night and questions and other contributions emailed from bloggers and other passionate web-users, like ourselves, all over the world. Please tune in and contribute and tell everyone you know who’d be interested to do the same!

Here is the site to refresh your memory:

And look out for a big preview article in this weekend’s Observer newspaper

Also, there are some podcasts about the event and a whack of other information to share at

We’d love you to spread the word and help us get everyone talking about the importance of Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace.

Hope you can join us!

Liz and Steve
Pro-Freedom of Expression Project Bloggers

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