The California International Law Center (CILC) and UC Davis School of Law present TED Global Talks 2011 Speaker Rebecca MacKinnon, former CNN Beijing Bureau Chief, expert on Chinese Internet censorship, and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. MacKinnon will discuss her new book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom.
As the debate rages over whether online communications technologies are a force for freedom of expression and liberation or a tool of repression, Rebecca MacKinnon argues that the time has come to address fundamental, urgent questions of how technology should be structured and governed to support the rights and liberties of Internet users.
Drawing upon two decades of experience as an international journalist, co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices, and Internet freedom activist, MacKinnon will discuss ideas contained in her new book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom, and offer a framework for concerned citizens to understand the complex and often hidden power dynamics amongst governments, corporations, and citizens in cyberspace.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information on the author, visit consentofthenetworked.com.