World Day Against Cyber-Censorship

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship – 2017 This is a day of observance spearheaded by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International in 2008. For this year’s World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued a report entitled “Censorship and surveillance of journalists: an unscrupulous business.” The report condemns the readiness with which leading Internet companies submit to…

Freedom House Report Finds Internet Freedom Continues to Decline

Freedom House Report Finds Internet Freedom Continues to Decline Freedom House released its Freedom of the Net 2015 report, finding that “internet freedom around the world in decline for a fifth consecutive year as more governments censored information of public interest while also expanding surveillance and cracking down on privacy tools.” Among its key findings were…

It’s been a bad year for internet freedom

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Internet freedom has declined around the globe, once again, in 2014. A new report out from Freedom House shows that 36 of the 65 countries evaluated showed a negative trajectory since May 2013, with Russia, Turkey and the Ukraine facing the biggest downturn in internet freedom. Iran, China and Syria (the…

Vietnam: “Empire Strikes Back” With Blogger Censorship Law

Vietnam: “Empire Strikes Back” With Blogger Censorship Law Vietnam, which recently ranked 172nd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index  has implemented a new law which bans the sharing of news information on blogs sparking protests and global condemnation.  The Vietnamese government view is that blogs instead should be only used…