The Future of Freedom and Control in the Internet Age

The Open Society Institute and Asia Society hosted an event with Open Society Fellows Rebecca MacKinnon and Evgeny Morozov that explored the changing landscape of Internet censorship. Special attention was given to the techniques employed by governments to co-opt and steer online discussions in ideologically convenient directions. Focusing on the specific cases of Russia and China, the panelists discussed how the strategies and tools of control, manipulation, and censorship have evolved in both countries.

Isabel Hilton, editor of China Dialogue and an Open Society Fellowship selection committee member, moderated the discussion.

This event was presented in cooperation with the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations.

Date: February 10, 2009
Time: 7:008:30 p.m.

OSI-New York

Isabel Hilton, Rebecca MacKinnon, and Evgeny Morozov