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20 November 2001

Tech Firms Vie to Veil Web Sites for the Saudis

Author: Jennifer Lee, New York Times, in International Herald Tribune

Net-Filtering Deal Could Yield Millions - Nearly a dozen software companies, most of them American, are competing for a contract to help Saudi Arabia block access to Web sites that the Saudi government deems inappropriate for that nation's half...

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1 June 2005

full report: "Internet Filtering in Iran in 2004-2005: A Country Study"

Author: OpenNet Initiative

Iran has adopted one of the world’s most substantial Internet censorship regimes...Iran has recently acknowledged, as our testing confirms, that it uses the commercial filtering package SmartFilter – made by the US-based company, Secure Computing – as...

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1 June 2005

Iran’s Internet Censorship Among Strictest In the World, Documents OpenNet Initiative Report

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21 June 2005

[PDF] Iran’s Internet Censorship Among Strictest In the World, Documents OpenNet Initiative Report

Author: OpenNet Initiative

The university-based OpenNet Initiative (ONI) released “Internet Filtering in Iran,” a report that documents the degree and extent to which the Iranian government controls the information environment in which its citizens live, including websites,...

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16 September 2005

Blocking the net: Corporations help governments shut down the information superhighway

Author: Ron Chepesiuk, Vermont Guardian [USA]

...[Some] of the world’s biggest multinationals and high tech companies are complicit in this trend [of censoring the Internet]...Last June, the OpenNet Initiative (ONI)...[documented] how the Iranian government has used the commercial filtering...

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8 November 2005

Social funds warn Web firms on human rights

Author: Eric Auchard, Reuters

In a letter by 25 investment funds...fund managers warned companies ranging from Yahoo to Cisco of the risks in "collaborating to suppress freedom of opinion and expression"..."We take this issue very seriously," Yahoo spokeswoman Mary Osako said......

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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...

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6 January 2006
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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...

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6 January 2006

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

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15 February 2006

[PDF] Testimony [by Reporters Without Borders] to Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives

Author: Lucie Morillon, Reporters Without Borders

Authoritarian regimes like China’s are getting increasingly efficient at blocking “objectionable” material, usually with technology bought from Western firms. Some of these companies, most of which are American, don’t respect freedom of expression...

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