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Assistant Secretary Posner to Speak on Internet Freedom at New America Foundation

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 13, 2011


Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner will speak Wednesday, July 13 on Internet Freedom and Human Rights as part of a New America Foundation conference on “How to Ignite, or Quash, a Revolution in 140 Characters or Less.” The Assistant Secretary’s remarks will call for governments to address underlying societal grievances, rather than shooting the “instant messenger.”

The event begins at 2 p.m. at the New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW Suite 400, Washington, D.C. and can be followed on Twitter at #140rev

PRN: 2011/1163


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