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Freedom House: Freedom of the Internet is reduced

Freedom House: Freedom of the Internet is reducedThe human rights organization Freedom House notes the increasing pressure on freedom of expression on the Internet in the world.

Freedom House released a new report on the freedom of the Internet. According to the findings of the organization, the state of online freedom deteriorated in 2011 in Azerbaijan, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.

"New laws restrict freedom of speech in the world: in 19 of the 47 countries considered new laws passed in January 2011, or limit online freedom, violate the privacy of Internet users, or provide for the punishment of those who are objectionable or inappropriate content publishing. Bloggers and ordinary users of the Internet are increasingly faced with the pressure and the risk of arrest for political speech in the network. in 26 of 47 countries, including several democratic states, at least one blogger was arrested for publishing the content or text messaging "- the document says.

World celebrates the freedom of the Internet

World celebrates the freedom of the InternetInternational organization "Reporters without Borders" (Reporters Without Borders) March 12, 2008 held the first day of free speech on the Internet (Online Free Expression Day) under the patronage of UNESCO, to draw public attention to the issue of free access to the World Wide Web around the world.

"Reporters Without Borders" – an international non-governmental organization for the protection of human rights protected by the freedom of expression around the world. It was founded in Paris (France) in 1985. The task of the organization – to fight against censorship, for the release of the journalists who have suffered because of their professional activities.

Each year the organization publishes its own list of "enemies of the Internet" (Internet Enemies).

On the very first day of free speech on the Internet March 12, 2008, "Reporters Without Borders" inviting people to visit the organization's website to protest against censorship, which some abuse the government, and to demand more rights for Internet users.