iOS app Android app

Internet Censorship

Reconciling Internet Freedom and Government Snooping (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Nicholas Kralev

On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," Alec Ross, former senior adviser for innovation at the State Department, talks about the role of modern technology in achieving diplomatic objectives, empowering citizens around the world, and reconciling Internet freedom with U.S. government surveillance.

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 02.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

Internet Censorship Is a Big Problem for Turkey?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Arzu Kaya Uranli

They can put a little bird in a cage for a while, but human history shows us that wisdom, belief and the desire to discover cannot be caged by authority.

Government Control of the Internet -- A View From Istanbul's Streets Echo Concerns on U.S. Streets

Jerry Ashton | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

Turkish Riot Police are using water cannon, tear gas and rubber (for the moment) bullets to quell the hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul.

This 1959 Interview Is Terrifyingly Relevant

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

It's over 50 years later, and now it's the Internet's turn to deal with neutrality and censorship....

Where Is Controversial Internet Censorship Heading in Turkey?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Arzu Kaya Uranli

If the people's will was strong enough to smash the Berlin Wall, it will also overcome any government firewall. You can filter the Internet, but you can't filter people's minds and their desire for information and freedom of speech!

Facebook Wages War on the Nipple

Lina Esco | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lina Esco

2014-01-07-ScreenShot20140107at8.29.07AM.pngIf an average teenager in America sees thousands of humans killed on TV shows by the time they're 18 I believe they can handle a nipple.

Freedom of Speech Can and Will Defeat Censorship in China

Charlie Smith | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Charlie Smith

Using technology to provide unfettered access to news in China is not just an opportunity but an obligation for any news organization that believes in freedom of speech.

Internet Censorship: A Threat to Economic Progress in China?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

The final installment of the "Blog Blog Project" for 2013, where I have posted student voices from the University of Delaware, is below. In the class,...

Speaking Turko-tweetish

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Twitter's importance as a tool for freedom of speech was confirmed last spring in the Gezi Park protests in Turkey, when a civil movement emerged against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AK Party).

The Many Types of Online Censorship

Freedom House | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

by Daniel Calingaert, Executive Vice President and Danilo Bakovic, Director, Internet Freedom Program Internet censorship comes in a wide variet...

Internet Freedom: A Disturbing View From the Trenches

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Is the Internet freedom movement a thing? That depends on whom you ask, and where you live.

I'd Like Sliced Bread, a Car With a Full Tank and, Yes, Free Internet Too

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Freedom of speech shouldn't end at American borders. Blogging, Facebook and the free flow of information are all great things. But with all that censorship, they could become like a car without fuel.

Why the University of Kansas Was Wrong to Suspend Tweeting Professor

Will Creeley | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Will Creeley

Professor Guth accepted the suspension, apparently because he was receiving threats. But if he's receiving threats, it's the university's duty to protect him, not suspend him. In a free society, we can't allow those who threaten speakers with violence to win by silencing voices they don't like.

Internet S.O.S.

Timothy Karr | Posted 11.10.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If we've learned anything during the Summer of Snowden, it's that corporations and governments alone can't be trusted to be good stewards of the Internet. We need media policies that protect our privacy and promote access to open networks.

Your Rights: Gone with a Click

Timothy Karr | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

These online agreements are as ubiquitous as the sites that use them. In exchange for using Google to search the Web or Facebook to connect and share information with friends, we surrender much more than we think.

Committing Acts of Journalism

Tricia Todd | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Tricia Todd

Shield Laws aren't simply for protecting journalists and their sources, they are to ensure the ability for investigative journalism to continue informing the public and strengthening democracy. Cherry picking who gets protected is another way of criminalizing journalism.

WATCH: Reddit Co-Founder Sticks It To The Man

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all links are created equal. Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of the social media website Reddit, joine...

55 Charts That Prove Governments Are Increasingly Censoring Your Internet

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology

Since 2009, Google has been lauded for publishing "transparency reports" on government requests to take information offline. Each time a government of...

Why I'm Standing with Amnesty International to Demand an End to Appalling Police Violence in Turkey

Amnesty International | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Amnesty International

By Susan Sarandon, Actress and Activist Freedom of expression is a right we have to value and protect, which is why I'm joining Amnesty to demand jus...

What Happens in Moscow Doesn't Stay in Moscow: Crackdowns on Basic Freedoms in Russia - And Why the U.S. Should Care

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Since President Putin's election, Russian authorities have intensified their assault on basic freedoms and undermined rule of law. This crackdown should be a matter of grave concern to the United States.

Internet Uncertainty

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.06.2013 | Media
Timothy Karr

It is both the best of times and the worst of times for the Internet. It's also the best and worst of times for the freedoms the Internet is supposed to nurture.

Internet Freedom Prof Denied Tenure for Human Rights Advocacy

Christian Sandvig | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

Noted freedom of expression scholar Cherian George has been denied tenure by the Singaporean government against the wishes of his faculty. His error was explaining basic tenets of political philosophy in an editorial. I'm writing about it because this is an American problem.

Don't Leave Iran's Cyber Dissidents Unarmed

Chris DeVito | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Chris DeVito

It need not be this way. While both the United States and the European Union have used targeted sanctions against the worst violators of Internet freedom in Iran, they have not done enough to empower their victims.

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship Should Apply to Kids as Well

Larry Magid | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

We live in a world where young people -- especially those under 18 -- are regularly denied access to unfettered access to speak or seek information on the Internet.