censorship

At the request of the government of India, Google India and Facebook have removed content from Blogger and the world’s largest social network after a court order. As Alex Kirkpatrick reported at Mashable, “Indian prosecutors are suing a host of Internet companies on behalf of a Muslim religious leader who has accused them of hosting […]

I’m watching a lot of reactions roll across the social Web to the news that Twitter will now be able to censor tweets, if required by law, on a country-by-country basis. Tweets still must flow blog.twitter.com/2012/01/tweets… — Twitter (@twitter) January 26, 2012   “In the face of a valid and applicable legal order,” Twitter spokeswoman […]

As the role of the Internet as a platform for collective actions grows, access to the rest of wired humanity becomes more important. Today, United Nations special rapporteur Frank La Rue released a report on freedom of expression and the Internet that described cutting off Internet access as a breach of human rights. The report, […]

At this year’s meeting of the “Group of 8″ (G8) nations in France, a declaration about the Arab Spring included a “Deauville Partnership” with the people of the Middle East to support the growth of “democratic, open societies and inclusive economic modernisation.” For the first time, the 2011 G-8 Summit included discussion of the Internet […]

In 2010, only 1 in 6 people lives in countries with a free press, according to a new report on press freedom from Freedom House. There is a long road ahead to establishing and protecting freedom of expression for humanity. Freedom House Survey of Global Media Independence View more presentations from Knight Foundation This week, […]

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