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Reporters Without Borders proposes standards to ensure Internet companies respect freedom of expression

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6 January 2006

Do Internet companies need to be regulated to ensure they respect free expression?

Author: Reporters Without Borders

The recent case of Microsoft closing down a journalist’s blog under pressure from the Chinese authorities once again shows that some Internet sector companies do not respect freedom of expression when operating in repressive countries. Reporters Without Borders proposes six concrete ways to make these companies behave ethically. [also refers to Yahoo!, MSN Spaces (China) (joint venture Microsoft & Shanghai Alliance Entertainment), Google, Secure Computing, Fortinet, Cisco Systems]

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Author: Reporters sans frontières

L’affaire Microsoft, qui vient de fermer le blog d’un journaliste sous la pression des autorités chinoises, démontre une nouvelle fois que certaines entreprises du secteur de l’Internet ne respectent pas la liberté d’expression lorsqu’elles opèrent dans des pays répressifs. Reporters sans frontières présente six propositions concrètes pour garantir que ces entreprises exercent leur activité de manière éthique. [fait aussi référence à Cisco Systems, Google, Fortinet, Secure Computing, MSN Spaces (China) (joint venture Microsoft & Shanghai Alliance Entertainment)]

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