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At the launch party of novel Radio Underground, author Alison Littman will join New York Times journalist Sheera Frenkel, cybersecurity expert Bill Marczak (Larry King, Washington Post, Vanity Fair) and Camille Fischer from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to discuss the fight for a free press. From combating fake news and censorship on social media to protecting journalists and activists abroad, panelists will discuss the threats to our freedom online and in the press in a high-stakes political environment. The launch party will also include a short reading and Q&A with the author and panelists -- schmooze and booze with them after! *** Alison Littman's debut novel Radio Underground follows a journalist in Budapest during the Cold War who manipulates news on Radio Free Europe to spark the 1956 Hungarian Revolution against the Soviets. In Cold War Hungary, journalism was used to ignite uprisings, help people escape the country and persuade the masses to take action.  *** About the Panelists: Sheera Frenkel is a cybersecurity reporter at the New York Times. She spent over a decade in the Middle East as a foreign correspondent, reporting for BuzzFeed, NPR, The Times of London and McClatchy Newspapers. Bill Marczak has appeared on Politicking with Larry King and in the Washington Post, New York Times, Vanity Fair and other major outlets for his work rooting out spyware used to stifle activists, dissidents, journalists and others speaking out against dictatorial regimes. A Senior Research Fellow at Citizen Lab, a co-founder of Bahrain Watch, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley, Bill focuses on novel technological threats to Internet freedom, including new censorship and surveillance tools. Camille Fischer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation works on the organization's free speech and government transparency projects. Previously, Camille worked in the Obama White House and in the Department of Commerce advocating for civil, human rights, and due process
  • Start:November 08, 2018
  • End:November 08, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94117
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