[Politech] Privacy Int'l report on censorship and control of Internet [fs]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Sat Oct 04 2003 - 07:00:56 PDT

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    Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 07:56:18 -0400
    Subject: Internet control and censorship
    From: David Akin <david@private>
    To: Declan McCullagh <declan@private>
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    Hi Declan --
    I might have missed this already on Politech or on Dave Farber's list but
    thought you could try out those new [priv] tags or something for Politech
    with this:
    "Censorship of the Internet is commonplace in most regions of the world. It
    is clear that in most countries over the past two years there has been an
    acceleration of efforts to either close down or inhibit the Internet. In
    some countries, for example in China and Burma, the level of control is such
    that the Internet has relatively little value as a medium for organised free
    speech, and its used could well create additional dangers at a personal
    level for activists."
    - From Silenced: Censorship and Control of the Internet , a publication of
    Privacy International
    [PDF report can be found at
    The report also notes that one growing trend is the rise of multinational
    corporate Internet censors.
    David Akin
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