Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in residence at Oxford University, considers the active encyclopedia’s first 15 years.
Dana Polatin-Reuben examines the fiercely contested 2015 FCC rules and their free speech implications.
Demotix founder Turi Munthe discusses the role of citizen journalism and Demotix in today’s media environment.
Katie Engelhart attends the public hearing of Google’s Advisory Council, set up in response to a European Court of Justice judgement.
In 2014, the citizens of Hong Kong staged an unofficial civil referendum in protest against the Beijing authorities’ attempts to undermine its independence. As Rebecca Wong reports, the majority of the votes were cast via a voting app on mobile phones.
Max Gallien’in haberine göre Haziran 2014’te Mısır İçişleri Bakanlığı’ndan sızan bir belge, Bakanlığın kutsal değerlere hakaret, istihza ve ahlak zayıflığıyla mücadele için, büyük ihtimalle batıdan gelecek bir teknoloji olan siber-gözetleme teknolojisi ihalesine çıkmayı düşündüğünü gösteriyor.
Internet Service Providers do not merely route data packets from end-to-end, but are heavily involved in monitoring their customers’ online activities. Ian Brown discusses the implications of Britain’s suggested “voluntary” opting out of “adult content”, with little parliamentary and court involvement.
Anthony Lester and Zoe McCallum discuss the need to balance national security and privacy in the age of internet surveillance.
Shi Yige examines different approaches to censorship in China, and argues that while internet controls might avail the leadership in the short term, they are unsustainable.
Nazi past? Stasi past? Sebastian Huempfer challenges the conventional explanations for Germany’s strong reaction to Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA snooping.
The debate raised by revelations of NSA surveillance has drawn our attention to how we are being tracked online. Sebastian Huempfer describes a new tool to show us how those electronic cookies crumble.
The Nigerian government is rumoured to have sealed a $40m dollar contract for internet surveillance technology. There is no clear justification for this “secret” deal, and no assurance that the technology would be used fairly, given Nigeria’s lack of established rights for citizen privacy. By Nwachukwu Egbunike and Dominic Burbidge.
A university librarian faced a lawsuit over a critical blog post about the publishing house Edwin Mellen Press but online solidarity won out. By Dominic Burbidge.
A globally-effective privacy regime is a realistic goal, argues Ian Brown. But it needs giants like Google to get behind it.
The question of how best to respond to the unauthorised dissemination of copyright-protected expression over the internet has long troubled copyright owners. But the proposed solution of a Copyright Alert could potentially erode free speech, writes Graham Reynolds.
Data protection laws now touch everyone’s lives and those living within the EU are about to have their regulations updated, writes David Erdos. These proposed laws are overly restrictive: the time has come to take a stand for those working in research.
At the invitation of Index of Censorship and the Editors Guild of India, Timothy Garton Ash joins Kirsty Hughes at a panel discussion in Delhi with Shri Ajit Balakrishnan, Shri Sunil Abraham and Ramajit Singh Chima.
Ekim 2012’de Amanda Todd adında Kanadalı bir genç seneler boyunca uğradığı sanal zorbalığa ve tacize dayanamayarak intihar etti. Judith Bruhn bu hayretler uyandırıcı olayı inceliyor.
A new cybercrime law in the Philippines would give unfettered powers to the state to monitor internet users, take down websites and imprison citizens writes Purple S. Romero
In a panel John Lloyd, T.R. Andhyarujina, Harish Salve and Daya Thussu discussed whether self-regulation can continue to remain a viable way forward for the Indian media.
Aryeh Neier, human rights lawyer and president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations speaks about the future of free speech.
At the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), authoritarian governments staked worrying claims. But the US-dominated model of non-governmental internet governance brings its own problems, writes Alison Powell. Beware of the Clinton Paradox.
2008 yılında Almanya’da iki cinayet mahkumu isimlerinin Wikipedia ve diğer internet medya organlarından silinmesini istedi. Peki kişinin unutulma hakkı kamunun bilme hakkından önce mi gelir?
Oxford İnternet Enstitüsü’nden Ian Brown Azerbaycan’dan yazıyor. Brown, internet özgürlüğünü baskı altında tutan bir ülkenin internet özgürlüğünün tartışalacağı bir toplantıyı düzenleme hakkı olmalı mıdır, diye soruyor.
The WCITLeaks.org co-founder discusses how anonymous uploads to his website are shedding light on the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications.
Manav Bhushan, an Indian member of the Free Speech Debate team, makes the case for blocking hate-filled websites in his country.
The Swedish Pirate Party’s outspoken MEP explains why the European Parliament overwhelmingly rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in July and discusses WCIT, the internet’s next four-letter foe.
Hollanda senatosu, internet servis sağlayıcılarının internet uygulamalarını ve servislerini engelleme ya da yavaşlatma yetkisini kısıtlayan yasa tasarısını onadı. Graham Reynolds yazıyor.
Tim Berners-Lee argues that stretch friends, individuals who are outside of your social circle online, will help break down cultural barriers
According to a new report, annual global internet traffic will increase nearly fourfold between 2011 and 2016, moving us into the zettabyte era, writes Maryam Omidi.
Punishing internet intermediaries for their content will have a chilling effect on free speech, says Kevin Bankston of the Centre for Democracy and Technology.
AB üye devletlerinin Web 2.0 çağının gerçeklerine hitap edebilmesi için veri korunması çerçevesini reforme etmeleri gerekir. David Erdos yazıyor.
Fransa eski başbaşkanı Nicolas Sarkozy, terörizm ve şiddeti teşvik eden internet sitelerine girenleri cezalandırmayı hedefleyen yeni bir yasa önerdi. Clementine de Montjoye yazıyor.
Join Free Speech Debate and ARTICLE 19 in London on Thursday 3 May for a panel discussion on the impact of ACTA on global free expression
Restrictions on hate speech are not a means of tackling bigotry but of rebranding often obnoxious ideas or arguments are immoral, argues writer Kenan Malik.
Maryam Omidi, ırkçı tweetleri nedeniyle 56 gün hapis cezası alan 21 yaşındaki Liam Stacey isimli öğrenci hakkında yazıyor.
Online censorship is futile as it can almost always be circumvented, says Moez Chakchouk, the head of the Tunisian Internet Agency.
In the second part of this panel discussion just off Tahrir Square in Cairo, a panel of bloggers, journalists and human rights experts ask what are – and what should be – the limits to freedom of expression in Egypt today.
In this panel discussion just off Tahrir Square in Cairo, a panel of bloggers, journalists and human rights experts ask what are – and what should be – the limits to freedom of expression in Egypt today.
The co-founder of Global Voices discusses the nexus between governments, internet companies and citizens.
Belarus and Bahrain are the latest additions to the Reporters Without Borders’ “Enemies of the Internet” 2012 list while France and Australia are “under surveillance”.
The number of social networking sites around the world has fallen from 17 in June 2009 to six in December 2011, according to the latest Vincos map.
Şubat 2012 itibariyle, Suudi Arabistanlı yazar Hamza Kaşgari Twitter üzerinden Hz Muhammet’i sözde aşağıladığı için dava edildi. Brian Pellot yazıyor.
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin kurucusu Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ü ve “Türklüğü” aşağılayan bazı videoları kaldırmadığı için YouTube üç yıl boyunca Türkiye’de yasaklandı. Funda Üstek ve İrem Kök yazıyor.
Tim Wu, the author of ‘The Master Switch’, says that while the right to be forgotten is a good idea in theory but wouldn’t work in practice.
Amy Qin, Çin’deki bütün yıkıcı esprileri bir araya toplayan bir katalog olan Çim Çamuru Atı Söz Öbeği, insan ruhunun bitmez tükenmez yaratıcılığının bir örneğidir, diyor.
Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, tells us why Facebook should not go into China and why Twitter’s new take-down policy may harm the microblog
In part one of this interview with Timothy Garton Ash, Ian Brown of the Oxford Internet Institute talks about the internet and freedom of expression, net neutrality, internet service providers and censorship by both democratic and autocratic governments.
For those of you who missed it first time round, here’s Timothy Garton Ash, director of Free Speech Debate, speaking to the Wikipedia co-founder, a day after the encyclopedia’s English pages were blacked out in protest against two anti-piracy bills in the US. They talk about SOPA and PIPA, the controversial Muhammad cartoons and Wikipedia’s decision to go dark.
Private powers are not a “large threat” to free speech, the Canadian lawyer and publisher tells Katie Engelhart.