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How spontaneous and public conversation among people who use the internet can be organized as citizen news agencies? Maybe you have a profile on a social media service. If not, for sure you have many friends who are already there talking about themselves, news, music, entertainment and cool things they think you might want to know about.

World Press Freedom Day – Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

World Press Freedom Day – Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

MEXICO CITY 29 April 2011 (TBTT) On May 3 join a global day of action to defend our right to share information and opinions freely online – and be our own media!
http://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2011/05/3

World Press Freedom Day - Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

World Press Freedom Day – Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

MEXICO CITY 29 April 2011 (TBTT) On May 3 join a global day of action to defend our right to share information and opinions freely online – and be our own media!
http://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2011/05/3

World Press Freedom Day - Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

MEXICO CITY 29 April 2011 (TBTT)

On May 3 join a global day of action to defend our right to share information and opinions freely online – and be our own media!

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Freedom on the Net 2011

As part of its 70th anniversary, Freedom House has published its 2011 report on Freedom on the Net.

The publication includes in-depth and detailed country reports on restrictions to internet rights, as well as a global overview of freedom on the internet.

New research on sexuality and the internet is an “eye-opener”

MONTEVIDEO 27 April 2011 (KAH and AF for APCNews)

“It was an eye-opener,” says privacy advocate Gus Hosein when he talks about the findings from APC’s exploratory research on sexuality and the internet in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa, and USA. And it’s given him some good ammunition with which to field those annoying radio callers who question the need for privacy online.

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Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter

Amid mounting protests over fuel and food prices, the Ugandan government called on ISPs to block access to Facebook and Twitter.

Indian government censors erotic web comic

In March 2011, the Indian government blocked Savita Bhabhi, an immensely popular soft-core web comic, sparking popular outcry.

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