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Symposium “Global Speech Under Pressure”

I was honoured and happy by the email I received from a student at Berkeley Law in the U.S. requesting the rights to use my poster “Freedom of Expression” to advertise their Online Symposium.

The student group is hosting an online international Symposium on the theme of “Global Speech Under Pressure. The Promise and Challenges of Free Expression and Digital Rights”.

The Symposium will be held virtually on Friday, February 12th and Saturday, February 13th, from 8:30am to 1:00pm Pacific Standard Time.

Each year, the Berkeley Journal of International Law hosts the Riesenfeld Symposium in memory of Professor Stefan A. Riesenfeld, a celebrated scholar and the cornerstone of Berkeley’s international law community. Through this event, we bring together speakers from around the world to speak on matters of global legal, social, and economic importance.

This year’s keynote speaker, and Stefan Riesenfeld award recipient, is Nani Jansen Reventlow, founding Director of the Digital Freedom Fund and leader in the international development of speech rights. She will be joined by a slate of outstanding speakers across five different panels who will discuss their research and work on topics such as online hate speech, citizen media, and content regulation. The two days of this Symposium will be an examination of the ways in which societies need to balance freedom of speech and the protection of safety and human rights in a world that has never been more digitally connected.

Join the “Global Speech Under Pressure. The Promise and Challenges of Free Expression and Digital Rights”. Symposium here.

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