Stop the Secrecy


How new citizen voices are taking on old media bureaucracies: thousands speak out against Internet censorship

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 16:18 -- David Christopher

It’s been less than a week since the Fair Deal Coalition launched its Internet Voice tool, and already thousands of citizens across the globe are speaking out to share their vision of what a fair digital future should look like.

Big Cable lobbyists are pushing to make the Internet less affordable.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

This community has been taking strides toward more open and affordable Internet access worldwide – but big industry lobbyists are pushing to do things like meter (read: discourage) your Internet use, and charge you more for less. That's one reason it's so important that together, we keep using the Internet to save the Internet.

Article by Gerry Smith for the Huffington Post:

The cable industry wants Internet users to go on a diet.

Financial Post: UN Web conference begins amid criticism from open Internet advocates

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) discussions are underway – leaving citizens worldwide to question the motivations of some of the countries involved.

These discussions could lead to strict Internet governance, increased access costs and an erosion of human rights online. Send a message directly to your ITU delegates at

Article by Christine Dobby for Financial Post

Wired: The UN shouldn't make decisions behind closed doors

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

This week, global governments are participating in closed-door discussions held through the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – an agency of the United Nations. Their goal is to update a telecommunications treaty – but certain repressive governments are planning to use this as an opportunity to drastically change citizens' Internet use.