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Monday, March 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cryptography and the Fight for Free Speech

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Many liken Ethiopia to East Germany before the wall came down. In this heavily surveilled country, there's no independent media and only 1% of the population has access to the internet. Journalists and bloggers are under constant threat of being detained and tortured, neighbors inform on neighbors and privacy is a concept as foreign as freedom of speech.

Ethiopian exile Endalk Chala is a reporter and graduate student here in the US but moonlights as a cryptographer, translating DIY surveillance self-defense technologies into his native language and personally coaching fellow bloggers on staying anonymous online and off, even under the threat of imprisonment and possibly death.



Endalk Chala

Graduate Student - University of Oregon

Chandler Tuttle

Partner - Freethink

Monday March 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
JW Marriott - Room 303/304 110 E 2nd Street

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