Civil Society/NGOs

Access --
Access is a global movement premised on the belief that political participation and the realization of human rights in the 21st century is increasingly dependent on access to the internet and other forms of technology.

Electronic Frontier Foundation -
EFF is a non-profit group of passionate people - lawyers, volunteers, and visionaries - working to protect your digital rights.

Electronic Privacy Information Center -
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.

Internet Free Expression Alliance (IFEA) -
The Internet Free Expression Alliance. A very basic site with information and news about filtering techniques.

International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) -
FEX is a global network of independent watchdogs that monitors free expression violations around the world, including Internet censorship and attacks on journalists and bloggers.

Olympic Watch: Human Rights in China and Beijing 2008 -
Monitors and campaigns for human rights and democracy in China before the 2008 Olympics. Freedom of speech and access to information are among its key points of interest.

Internet Filtering

Censorware -
This is a site maintained be four people fighting against internet censorship. Includes an article about a researcher's experiences with filtering while in Saudi Arabia and a link to a report about it. -
Primarily focused on Content Analysis filtering. Includes an emphasis on filtering legislation, and good information on filtering practices. -
A good, well-organized site about Internet Filters and descriptions of each. Mainly focused on Content Analysis filtering.

Peacefire -
Includes news and circumvention tools, including one that purports to circumvent the firewalls used in China.

Seth Finkelstein's Anticensorware Investigations -
Seth Finkelstein's homepage for many years of censorware research.

Primary Materials

Rebecca MacKinnon's China's Censorship 2.0: How Companies Censor Bloggers

The Year in Review is the OpenNet Initiative's annual collection of the year's top instances of filtering, surveillance, and information warfare around the globe.

Professor John Palfrey's Testimony to Congress on Internet Filtering and Surveillance is a site put together by Nart Villeneuve to collect and distribute screenshots of blockpages found around the world.

English translation of China's new regulations of online video

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Documentation of Internet Filtering Worldwide by Jonathan Zittrain and Benjamin Edelman