Silenced: a censorship study

Silenced: Censorship and Control of the Internet” is a new paper covering findings from a 12-month study of Internet censorship around the world. The study, published jointly by Privacy International and GreenNet Educational Trust, found that in the wake of September 11, 2001, over 50 countries stepped up efforts to control the Internet within their boundaries, among other conclusions.

The full report is available here as a 2Mb PDF, and it licensed under an Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license.

6 thoughts on “Silenced: a censorship study”

  1. Governments would enjoy more control, and that’s why less democratic countries are experiencing this.

  2. They have little to no chance of success in the US

    the web is spreading. money spent on stopping it is money wasted.

  3. The attempts at censorship are always self-defeating: the more you attempt to censor the more the people revolt.

  4. War begets war, peace begets peace.

    The more they fight it the more resistance they create . . . Power is in the publishers hands on the internet, unlike the elitist controlled sh*t tube.

    good luck oh mighty veil drapers. . . The need to control and never ending quest for power will bite you in the ass.

    The serpent of the dragon will swallow it’s own tail.

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