Free Press, Free Society
How Free Software Helps a Free Press
Emmanuel Morales (they/them) is a security researcher, a lover of coffee, secure computers, and civil liberties. They also contribute to free software projects in their spare time.
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Democracy dies in darkness, and a free press shines a powerful light.
Most of us subscribe to the idea that free software plays a key role in advancing us toward a free society, but how? One significant way is through free software tools that help the press with their work. In this brief talk, we will take a quick step through the current tools journalists, activists, media workers, and even sources use to maintain a free press. We will also consider how the free software community could improve the situation in an increasingly dark and authoritarian world.
- 2019 November 15 - 15:45
- 20 min
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