Natalia Radzina of Charter97, a Belarusian news website whose criticism of the government is often censored, was attending an OSCE-organized conference in Vienna on the Internet and media freedom in February 2013 when she ran into someone she would rather not have seen: a member of the Operations and Analysis Centre, a Belarusian government unit Read More
Enemies of Internet
- Russia: control from the top down
- Arms trade fairs: Surveillance dealerships
- Saudi Arabia: prime centre of content blocking
- Bahrain: No Internet spring
- United Arab Emirates: Tracking “cyber-criminals”
- USA: NSA symbolises intelligence services’ abuses
- Cuba: Long live freedom (but not for the Internet)!
- Syria: online tracking is a family affair
- Iran: Cyberspace ayatollahs
- United Kingdom: World champion of surveillance
- Belarus: Apparatus of repression
- Uzbekistan: Welcome to digital tyranny
- Pakistan: Upgraded censorship
- India: Big Brother up and running
- Vietnam: Targeting bloggers
- China: Electronic Great Wall getting taller
- Turkmenistan: News black hole
- North Korea: the Web as a pawn in the power game
- Sudan: Scoring high in censorship
- Ethiopia: full online powers
Map of the Institutions Enemies of the Internet
Internet censorship and surveillance have a direct impact on fundamental rights. Online free expression facilitates a free debate on subjects of general interest. It also facilitates development, good government and the implementation of democratic guarantees. In a resolution adopted on 5 July 2012, the UN Human Rights Council said that the rights recognized in the Read More
Attention must be drawn to the practices of these Enemies of the Internet, which usually operate in the shadows. As many people as possible must be made aware of them. This is needed so that international bodies, the United Nations and Europe focus on these practices and adopt legislation to end them as quickly as possible. Reporters Without Borders invites Internet users throughout the world to join this initiative.
- Register on “Thunderclap” which Reporters Without Borders is launching today (12 March) in order to make your voice heard.
- Address messages on social networks to the presidents and heads of the governments responsible for these entities. On Twitter, use #InternetEnemies
- Change your Twitter avatar or your Facebook profile photo with RWB’s “against online censorship” logo
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The Internet is a collective resource. Don’t let “Enemies of the Internet” turn it into a weapon in the service of special interests.