Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Internet Enemies – RWB Online Protest

Target the Internet black holes by entering an online contest organized by"Reporters Without Borders”. This is the very first 24-hour online demonstration against Internet censorship. In China you can go to prison for posting your views on a blog. Here’s how it works.

RWB: The general public, Internet users, bloggers, journalists, students - everyone is invited to register their opposition to censorship with a simple click. The Reporters Without Borders website will be given over to this protest from 11 a.m. on 7 November until 11 a.m. on 8 November. (more)

"We have, of course, North Korea, where there's no Internet,” added Lucie Morillon, with the Paris-based group Reporters Without Borders. “We have Cuba, where Fidel Castro has been making sure that most of the people cannot have access to the Internet. We also have countries such as China, which is the biggest prison for cyber-dissidents, and a champion in terms of Internet censorship. A lot of technology has been put together to make sure that information about Tiananmen, or Falun Gong, or human rights, democracy, is being censored." (more)

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