Free Tickets for Amnesty-Observer Event on Wednesday

It’s giveaway Monday on Strange Attractor. It’s been a year since Amnesty International and The Observer launched the Irrepressible campaign to highlight threats to freedom of expression on the internet. To mark the first anniversary, Amnesty and The Observer will be hosting an event this Wednesday. There is plenty more information on the Amnesty website. I’ll be talking briefly about the impact of blogs and citizen media on traditional journalism, but there is a great line-up of ‘Net activists from around the world:

  • Martha Lane Fox – lastminute.com
  • Clark Boyd – BBC
  • Ron Deibert – Open Net Initiative
  • Sami Ben Garbia – Tunisian cyber-dissident
  • Josh Wolf – US cyber-dissident
  • Morton Sklar –Yahoo! Court case
  • Shava Nerad – The TOR Project
  • Yan Sham-Shackleton – glutter.org
  • Markus Beckedahl – netzpolitik.org

Jimmy Wales, Dan Gillmor, Cory Doctorow, Ethan Zuckerman, Richard Stallman and Yu Ling, wife of a Chinese cyber-dissident will also be contributing. The event is at 1830 this Wednesday 6 June, and it will be at the Human Rights Action Centre in London. Leave a comment if you want to come. You can get up to two tickets. Please leave your e-mail address when you comment so that Amnesty can send you an e-mail confirmation.