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Inserting Information into Denied Areas


InterMedia’s Amb. Brian Carlson discussed how information travels into “denied areas” at a recent talk at the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Capitol Club.  In places like China, North Korea, Cuba and Iran, information is tightly controlled; the leaders of these countries understand that restriction of the free flow of information enables them to maintain their position of control. The examples set in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen during the period known as Arab Spring reinforced the attempts of those in control to maintain control, just as news of protests spread like wildfire within these countries.  Today, the United States and other governments seek to bypass artificial obstacles in order to promote democracy where true freedom is not practiced.  Amb. Carlson discussed the methods used to stop the free flow of information; the various means to broadcast information into these denied areas; and the technologies used to overcome the obstacles to free and open communication.

Click on the video below to watch the entire presentation.

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Inserting Information into Denied Areas


InterMedia’s Amb. Brian Carlson discussed how information travels into “denied areas” at a recent talk at the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Capitol Club.  In places like China, North Korea, Cuba and Iran, information is tightly controlled; the leaders of these countries understand that restriction of the free flow of information enables them to maintain their position of control. The examples set in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen during the period known as Arab Spring reinforced the attempts of those in control to maintain control, just as news of protests spread like wildfire within these countries.  Today, the United States and other governments seek to bypass artificial obstacles in order to promote democracy where true freedom is not practiced.  Amb. Carlson discussed the methods used to stop the free flow of information; the various means to broadcast information into these denied areas; and the technologies used to overcome the obstacles to free and open communication.

Click on the video below to watch the entire presentation.

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