What is the Iranian Internet? How does it feel to be censored? Filtered? Under constant surveillance? Unsure? Restricted? Oppressed?
Please note one ticket per person // all four sessions are the same format and include the same activities, we just couldn't fit you all into our office at once //
As part of Free Press' Summer of Internet Freedom, Small Media are hosting an exciting hands-on event that will challenge how you think about the Internet. We've signed the Declaration of Internet Freedom, and at Small Media we focus much of our working day on creating new and innovative ways of making the internet experience better for Iranians.
On Wednesday September 26, we will transform our central London office into a space where you can really get a feel of how it feels to be oppressed by censorship. We'll host 20 people at a time, guiding you through our space, which will host Maral Pourkazemi's stunning infographic 'The Iranian Internet'.
And we need your help too! We have an interactive computer station where you'll be tasked to find filtered websites and create an impressive visual representation of censorship's reach in Iran. In our meeting room there will be a meet and greet with experts and researchers who'll demonstrate just how easy it is to 'get caught'. They'll also show you how to protect yourself online, something Iranian internet users are pretty adept at and will be on hand to talk about some of the innovative ways Iranians are getting around internet filtering.
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Small Media is a non-profit based in London that aims to increase the flow of information in closed societies by conducting research, providing training and supporting the development of technology solutions. We focus on the belief that small media can affect big change.