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8 December 2010

Net freedom 'at stake' on WikiLeaks

Author: Jillian York, Harvard Law School's Berkman Centre for Internet & Society, in Al Jazeera

Now, in the wake of Cablegate, it is no longer just [Julian] Assange...or WikiLeaks, but Internet freedom that is at risk. For some time, free speech activists have expressed concern about the powers that private companies have over online speech......

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21 September 2010

Google releases censorship tools

Author: BBC

Google's new Transparency Report [is] a set of tools designed to show censorship levels around the globe. Civil liberty groups welcomed the tool but called on Google to provide even more detail about the requests. Earlier this year, Google released...

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11 February 2010

Google refuses Australian government request to censor YouTube

Author: Bonnie Malkin, Telegraph [UK]

Google has refused to bow to a request by the Australian government to censor videos on YouTube, saying the move would stifle public debate on important issues such as euthanasia and drug use… Stephen Conroy, the communications minister, asked the...

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10 December 2008

Google, YouTube to Promote Human Rights in N. Korea

Author: Chosun Ilbo [So. Korea]

...Google and...YouTube [part of Google] promised to cooperate in promoting the human rights of North Koreans and democratization of the nation via internet broadcasting. According to the RFA, the two companies discussed measures to distribute...

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18 March 2008

Chinese Internet censorship code of conduct in the works

Author: Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

A code of conduct addressing how major Internet service providers and portal operators should deal with Internet censorship in China is in the final stages of preparation by Human Rights Watch and the providers, [Kenneth Roth,] the head of the human...

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28 September 2007

President Clinton Concludes Third Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative by Announcing Historic Levels of Commitments and Expansion

Author: Clinton Global Initiative

Over the past three days CGI [Clinton Global Initiative] members have made 245 commitments - commitments that when fully implemented have the potential to impact the lives of over around the globe. [Refers to commitments in the area of health,...

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2 July 2007

Telus Cleanses Image on YouTube [Canada]

Author: Bryan Zandberg, The Tyee [Canada]

…Telus ordered YouTube to take down at least 23 videos posted to the site. Each short movie…documented instances of the company's rocky labour relations…YouTube's owners complied and took the videos off-line…[U]nion activists…argue much of the footage...

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25 June 2007

Google Fights Global Internet Censorship

Author: Christopher S Rugaber, Associated Press

...Google Inc. is seeking help inside the Beltway to fight the rise of Web censorship worldwide...by asking U.S. trade officials to treat Internet restrictions as international trade barriers, similar to other hurdles to global commerce, such as...

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25 June 2007

Google urges US Govt. to raise censorship as trade issue with China (scroll to 2nd item)

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30 May 2007

YouTube again accessible via Maroc Telecom

Author: Reporters Without Borders

The video-sharing site YouTube is again accessible after being blocked since 25 May. Moroccans using the state-owned Maroc Telecom as their Internet Service Provider had been deprived of YouTube since last week, but not those using the privately-owned...

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