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Amnesty Int to hold web censorship conference

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Amnesty International and the Observer newspaper have called a conference against internet censorship and repression.

The interactive global event will be held on 6 June at 18:30 (UK), 19:30 (Europe), 13:30 (EST), 10:30 (PST). Go here for the webcast.

Topping the the list of speakers, perhaps curiously, is Martha Lane Fox the internet entrepreneur. The list also includes Morton Sklar, who filed a lawsuit against Yahoo! last year to stop it helping the Chinese government identify dissidents.

Amnesty's campaign on internet repression has recently catalogued a chain of repressive practices, including the four year sentence handed down to Egyptian blogger Karim Amer for criticising the government, the collaboration of Microsoft and Google with the Chinese government in more repression, and a "climate of fear" caused by the imprisonment of internet dissidents in Vietnam.®

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