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2010-03-23 14:25:41

In the new issue of Index on Censorship, 'Brave New Words', leading internet experts Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski call for a new approach to tackling censorship online. As cyberspace has become the arena for political activism, governments are growing more sophisticated in controlling free expression online "“ from surveillance to filtering. And it's now becoming harder than ever for human rights activists to outwit the authorities. In their article 'Cyber wars', Deibert and...

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2009-11-16 14:30:00

After disrupting a meeting of free-speech advocates in Egypt, the UN is being criticized for stifling debate about net censorship, BBC News reported. During a recent session at the Internet Governance Forum in Egypt, the UN security demanded the removal of a poster promoting a book by the OpenNet Initiative (ONI). The poster mentioned Internet censorship and China's Great Firewall. The UN claimed it had received complaints about the poster and that it had not been "pre-approved." Ron Deibert,...


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