The Tunisian Government is believed to censor the internet more tightly than any other country in the world, with the possible exception of China. ….and theye’re hosting the second WSIS meeting as well. Go figure! from the BBC
An Internet activist has been jailed for seven years in China, for subverting state power and using the Web to slander high-ranking officials and spread reactionary statements. From Internet Magazine via hacktivismo
A coalition of Finnish telecom and media companies are leading the fight against proposed government legislation which they say will stifle freedom of expression on the internet. From www.europemedia.net
Editors of top science magazines have voiced concern terrorists could use studies they publish to help make chemical or biological weapons. Because of this fear a statement has been signed by editors of leading science publications urging cautious self-censorship. From ABC
There are defamation cases pending against the editors and reporters, income tax investigations, Official Secrets Act cases, and more. Their offices have been searched, their accountants kept busy. One editor, Aniruddha Bahal, sold a novel, “Bunker 13,” to Farrar, Straus & Giroux and the British publishing house Faber & Faber, and was promptly accused by… Read more »
Pak. move to block `undesirable’ websites By B. Muralidhar Reddy ISLAMABAD JAN. 28. `Internet policing’ has been introduced in Pakistan in the name of blocking “pornographic material” or other “blasphemous information”. Here, here, and here.
Citizens themselves are being enlisted to help patrol the Internet. Website operators and Internet cafe owners have been saddled with the responsibility of monitoring the activities of their customers. To gain public support, state news outlets are reporting on the dangers of video games and smut, as well as the government’s campaign to save the… Read more »