A growing collection of articles online suggest disturbing trends in countries not usually associated with internet and web censorship and filtering. It is extremely important that we condemn these proposed and enacted measures as vehemently as we decry actions and policies to censor online content by regimes in China, Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia for example.
I have covered these issues earlier as well, including regressive measures taken in the US, UK and other countries to curtail and contain online content.
- A step backwards for Citizen Journalism – France bans citizen journalists from reporting violence
- Move over, Australia: France taking ‘Net censorship lead
- The rise of Big Brother in the UK
- UK’s proposed Internet surveillence a model for repressive regimes?
- When civil liberties are trumped and communications intercepted
- Thailand and Malaysia clamp down websites
- Indonesia looks to block offensive Internet pages
- Blogs and the Fijian military junta
- Freedom of Expression in Singapore vs. Sri Lanka
- New York City clamps down on SMS and mobile phone activism
- Gagging soldiers – The continuing censorship of the US military
- US Army bans blogging
- The incipient hypocrisy of Vint Cerf – Google and web censorship