Freedom of expression

International Press institute contest: 2.7 million dolloars to advance digital news

India

Recent events in the Middle East have shown us that a new era in news making has arrived. The internet has shaped how news is disseminated, how it is received, and how it is digested.

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.

WikiLeaks: Human rights of whistleblowers under attack, says APC

By APC (March 2011, APC )

If we don’t consider the recent actions —particularly by the US government— against people connected to WikiLeaks as human rights violations, then a dangerous precedent is set says APC in a statement.

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APCNews 138 – Spectrum in Brazil, Wikileaks – 28/3/11

APCNews 138 – Spectrum in Brazil, Wikileaks – 28/3/11

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APCNews – March 28 2011 – Year XI Issue 138
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development

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APC has always considered access to the internet as a basic rig

Wordpress becomes target of massive DDoS attack

Late last week, the popular hosting service Wordpress had been hit by massive and sustained distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
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7 Billion Voices - a new campaign for freedom of expression online

7 Billion Voices is a new online campaign whose goal is “to give everyone a voice without censorship, interference or fear of what happens after expression.” Its members advocate that the European Union take a leading role with comprehensive and effective strategies for protecting freedom of expression online, and that its leaders inco

LinkedIn temporarily blocked in China

Ottawa, Canada

On February 24th, LinkedIn – the popular business social networking site – was unexpectedly unavailable in China. Users suspected the site had fallen victim to China’s strict censorship regime, often called the Great Firewall.

Fortunately, LinkedIn’s sudden disappearance appears to have been only temporary, as the site was accessible again late Friday evening.

Ford Foundation conference sheds light on internet freedom

USA

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported the Ford Foundation is advocating that the internet is not merely a way to help further social change, but is integral to making that change happen.

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