Access Denied: report on Internet censorship around the world

A new exhaustive study called "Access Denied" tells the whole story of Internet censorship around the world:

Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information--often about politics, but also relating to sexuality, culture, or religion--that they deem too sensitive for ordinary citizens. Access Denied documents and analyzes Internet filtering practices in over three dozen countries, offering the first rigorously conducted study of this accelerating trend.
Link (Thanks, Seth!)


  1. I’ve been hearing on the Radio about how the Internets is a big evil thing which is helping International Crime, and I’m starting to suck my thumb and I hope the Governments will come to rescue me from the series of tubes soon.

  2. Even Canada censors its Internet, though most people are unaware of that.

    Under “Project Cleanfeed”, Canadian ISPs are required by police (though NOT required by law) to respond to requests for certain blacklisted pages with a false “404 – Not Found” message.

    Originally, such pages were blacklisted because individuals operating behind a shell organization named “Manitoba Child Find” deemed them to contain child pornography.

    Currently, of course, it’s is impossible to know which pages are blacklisted or why, because these individuals are not accountable to the public.

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