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OpenNet Initiative Documents The Status of 'Freedom' On The Internet

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, April 24 2012

The OpenNet Initiative on Tuesday released its "Year in Review" report, which is a roundup of what in their opinion were the most of the significant events that happened in 2011 relating to the various efforts around the world to filter and censor content, and to spy on citizens. Read More

U.S. State Dept. Creates New Online Animation "Behind The Electronic Curtain," Targeting Iran

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, April 6 2012

The State Department on Friday started promoting a new cartoon it created highlighting Iran's online system of censorship. It started promoting the video on Twitter in English, Chinese, Farsi and Arabic with the hashtag ... Read More

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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