02 April 2009

Censorship and Internet

Check this out. It is called Freedom on the Internet; A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital media.


Privatization of censorship: There is a growing trend toward ―outsourcing censorship and monitoring to private companies, as opposed to direct intervention by government agencies.
In a range of countries with differing levels of democracy, private entities and their employees—including service providers, blog-hosting companies, cybercafes, and mobile-phone operators—are being required by governments or other actors to censor and monitor information and communication technologies (ICTs). This has been the case for local and multinational enterprises alike.

This study used 15 different countries to check out how or if they censor content on the internet.

From the looks of it, UK is criticized quite a bit. And China is not looking so good.


Hilath said...