Today's American election won't only set the course for who will lead as President of the United States, but it will determine which path will be taken with regards to Internet Freedom. Learn more about where the presidential candidates stand on issues pertaining to Net Neutrality in a comprehensive article at The Verge.
As the world's governments plan to meet next month at a conference for the ITU – an agency of the United Nations – certain rules are being proposed that could threaten Internet openness and innovation, increase access costs and erode human rights online.
We're calling for more transparency in these secretive talks that would have ramifications for Internet users and citizens worldwide. Join us in making your voice heard at ProtectInternetFreedom.net.
We've talked before about the ITU proposals that would stifle Internet freedom and personal expression online – but are you aware of lesser-known threats to your Internet use?
Share what restrictive measures to Internet use most concern you and stand up for Internet freedom at openmedia.org/Declaration.
Article by Sam duPont and Courtney C. Radsch for Freedom House
A Russian Internet censorship act has come into effect today that will monitor citizens' actions online, censor opponents of the ruling government from speaking out and ban access to certain websites entirely.
Japan has yet to formally join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, but that isn't stopping its citizens from speaking out against restrictive copyright measures found within the TPP text. Now, as both Canada and Mexico have been formally admitted into TPP trade talks (albeit at lower-tiered statuses), the spotlight is on Japan in possibly joining next.
Censoring freedom of expression. Restricting connections and preventing conversations between citizens. Infringing on privacy and increasing surveillance.
What do you get when you round up an enthusiastic group of digital rights experts, online innovators and advocates of Net Freedom – all with the purpose of taking any and all questions from members of the Internet community?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement continues to exist within secret closed-door negotiations – seeking to introduce invasive copyright legislation to everyday Internet use.
As Internet freedom becomes restricted and censored in many repressive countries, over one million citizens a day are using online tools to get past government surveillance and extensive blocking devices.
Stand together for a worldwide Declaration of Internet Freedom at openmedia.org/Declaration.