Rebecca MacKinnon @ 620 S. Third St.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

620 S. Third St.
$15 ($10 members); 6:30 p.m.

Stand up for your (digital) rights! On Tuesday, Rebecca MacKinnon, former Newsweek contributor and CNN bureau chief, and co-founder of the organization Global Voices Online, will speak up for the interests of bloggers and “citizen media” worldwide. There’s no doubt the Arab Spring proved the democratic value of tech-savvy individuals bringing transparency to injustice on the streets and propaganda machines among the “news.” But you only have to look as far as the just-finished Communist Party Congress in China to see how diverging opinions face ever-more-creative forms of content censorship and restriction of access. MacKinnon, who is also author of “Consent of the Networked,” will speak on such international matters — and maybe also on the online world’s role in the recent U.S. election — in a forum for the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. —T.E. Lyons

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