Monday, March 12, 2012

Twelve Countries Named 'Enemies of the Internet'

Jansen, Klaus. “Twelve Countries Named 'Enemies of the Internet.'” Reporters Without Borders, March 3, 2012. 

From the article: "To mark this year's World Day Against Cyber Censorship (March 12), RSF has released its latest report on the world’s worst offenders of Internet censorship.

The "Enemies of the Internet" list includes Bahrain, Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam…. Some countries are unable to practice censorship with China's levels of sophistication and have managed to stay off the list. RSF says that includes countries in Africa…. But the trend towards increased censorship continues - thanks in part to technological improvements in countries like Belarus and Uzbekistan. The new technology has allowed governments in these countries to block social networks." Read more

See Also
"Beset By Online Surveillance and Content Filtering, NetizensFight On." Reporters Without Borders, March 12, 2012.