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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

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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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