2014 Oslo Freedom Forum
October 21, 2014
Chinese journalist and blogger Michael Anti explains why online activists pose one of the greatest threats to Beijing’s authoritarian regime. Words are powerful weapons, Anti explains, and the Chinese Communist Party has built the most comprehensive and effective firewall in the world to combat them. In order to realize the full power of the internet and the freedom it offers, Anti believes netizens, activists, and advocates of freedom everywhere must unite to protect not only their own rights, but the rights of people around the world living under authoritarian governments.