On the Line

On The Line: MODERN DAY SLAVERYi
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July 25, 2014 3:00 AM
Slavery has long been abolished but it still exists although its modern forms are different. On this week's "On the Line", a discussion about the various forms in which it exists and about what is being done to stem this scourge.

On The Line: MODERN DAY SLAVERY

Published July 24, 2014

Slavery has long been abolished but it still exists although its modern forms are different. On this week's "On the Line", a discussion about the various forms in which it exists and about what is being done to stem this scourge.

On the Line

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On the Line is a lively forum, where newsmakers, policy experts, diplomats, activists, academics and journalists discuss world events. It focuses on the critical issues shaping the future, and gives those issues the vigorous, serious debate they deserve. The program broadcasts worldwide on VOA Television, and is also heard on VOA radio. Condensed versions of the program can be heard in translation in over 40 languages via VOA radio's language services.

 

This Week's Program:

Weaponization of Information
This week, we’re looking at information warfare, particularly as practiced by authoritarian governments and terrorists. We discuss how governments, even non-state actors engaged in nefarious activities, use information and social media to influence people around the world. Russia is the focus of this discussion, though the United States also plays the game. Why are we seeing ‘the weaponization of information’? Can we trust what we see and read? Join the conversation on HashtagVOA.

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Peter Pomeranzev: Journalist, TV Producer, Author (from London)
Maria Snegovaya: Blogger/Journalist, PhD student at Columbia University (from New York)
Tom Vanden Brook: Reporter, USA Today newspaper (from Virginia)
Doug Bernard: VOA Reporter (from VOA Washington studio)