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A First: Reporters Without Borders Declares UK, US “Enemies of the Internet”

BY Jessica McKenzie | Monday, March 17 2014

Screenshot of a graphic from the Reporters Without Borders report

It's official: the surveillance activities of the NSA and the GCHQ have earned the United Kingdom and the United States a new title: “Enemy of the Internet.” They share the honor with the likes of China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Syria, among others.

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Dissident Blogger Arrested in Azerbaijan

BY Lisa Goldman | Thursday, October 11 2012

The apparently politically motivated arrest of an Azeri opposition blogger and activist has elicited heated responses from Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Amnesty International. Zaur Gurbanli was arrested on September 29 by plainclothes members of the interior ministry's organized crime unit, but was held incommunicado for two days before the announcement of his detention, which was extended for a further 15 days. Read More

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Vietnamese Dissident Bloggers Handed Heavy Jail Sentences

BY Lisa Goldman | Monday, September 24 2012

Vietnam has sentenced three dissident political bloggers to harsh jail sentences, reports Reporters Without Borders. Read More

New Study on Internet Censorship and Political Activism in Uzbekistan

BY Lisa Goldman | Friday, July 20 2012

The government of Uzbekistan's repressive policies coupled with widespread self-censorship are creating a deeply insular society, which makes access to a safe place on the Internet psychologically and ideologically important, posits the author of a new paper. In other words, people are forgetting basic democratic values as they avoid reading anything political, lest they be discovered by government monitors and punished with a loss of personal freedom. Read More

Bahrain and Belarus named Enemies of the Internet

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, March 13 2012

Reporters without Borders released an updated report yesterday of the countries that it has designated Enemies of the Internet. Read More