Censoring cyberspace

From Index on censorship

This special issue calls for a new approach to tackling censorship online. As cyberspace has become the arena for political activism, governments are growing more sophisticated in controlling free expression online – from surveillance to filtering. And it’s now becoming harder than ever for human rights activists to outwit the authorities. Targeted espionage is another worrying new development for companies and governments – and Google’s response to the attack on its infrastructure in January from China will have significant repercussions for western companies that do business with authoritarian regimes. The issue examines how technology has transformed the business of censorship at the same time as revolutionizing freedom of expression.

Selected content is free from this special issue:
MacKinnon, R. (2010). Google Rules Index on Censorship, 39 (1), 32-45 DOI: 10.1177/0306422010363343
Deibert, R., & Rohozinski, R. (2010). Cyber Wars Index on Censorship, 39 (1), 79-90 DOI: 10.1177/0306422010362176

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