Dans le cadre du festival « Think Swiss: Genève meets New York« , coordonné par Olivier Delhoume autour de l’Esprit de Genève, RSF a été invité à organiser un débat à l’occasion de la   Journée internationale contre la cybercensure (lancée par RSF). Thérèse Obrecht Hodler et Stéphane Koch débattront en compagnie de spécialistes américains et de blogueurs syrien et saoudien sur la censure sur internet et comment la contourner.



As the UN humanitarian headquarters and the host city of numerous NGOs, Geneva is considered the world capital of human rights. The Swiss branch of Reporters Without Borders and NY-based PEN American Center partner to celebrate World Day Against Cyber Censorship, an initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2008 to support a single Internet without walls and available to all. Though walls still stand today, bloggers, hacktivists and specialists in Internet security have been astonishingly creative in their circumvention of censorship, matching the vanguard vigilance of censors.

Participants: Stéphane Koch (Vice-President for the ethical hacking company, High-Tech Bridge SA, Founder of intelligentzia.net), Ebtihal Mubarak (Brooklyn-based Saudi journalist and blogger), Thérèse Obrecht (President, Swiss branch of Reporters Without Borders), Anas Qtiesh (San Francisco-based Syrian blogger and activist), and a surprise guest

Moderated by Rebecca MacKinnon (Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; author of Consent of the Networked)

Come hear international bloggers who will share their personal experience with censorship, and Internet experts who will offer information and new technology to help netizens of the world outwit surveillance.

In partnership with PEN American Center
Event Date & Time

Monday, March 12, 7P.M.


Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square


Free and open to the public
RSVP required: nyc.events@eda.admin.ch

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