Friday, March 12, 2010

Fight for online freedom of expression is crucial - Reporters Without Borders

Fight for online freedom of expression is crucial - Reporters Without Borders
By Chibaula Silwamba
Fri 12 Mar. 2010, 08:10 CAT

THE fight for online freedom of expression is more essential than ever, France-based Reporters Without Borders has stated. In a message to mark the World Day Against Cyber Censorship which falls this Friday, Reporters Without Borders head of the new media desk Lucie Morillon stated that “The fight for online freedom of expression is more essential than ever. By creating new spaces for exchanging ideas and information, the Internet is a force for freedom. However, more and more governments have realised this and are reacting by trying to control the Internet,” Morillon stated.

“Reporters Without Borders will mark the occasion by issuing its latest list of ‘Enemies of the Internet.’

This list points the finger at countries such as Iran, China, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia that restrict online access and harass their citizens. A list of countries that have been placed ‘under surveillance’ for displaying a disturbing attitude towards the Internet will also be released.”

Labels: , ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home