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ONI Blog: A Moment in Time: A Very Short History of Content Regulation
Renata Uitz of Central European University welcomes Rob Faris, research director of the Berkman Center and the OpenNet Initiative. "A bunch of smart people invented the internet," says Faris, highlighting the wonderful ways in which the Internet brought millions of people together.  "People...
Report: Policing Content in the Quasi-Public Sphere
September 2010 Authored by Jillian C. York, with contributions from Robert Faris and Ron Deibert, and editorial assistance from Rebekah Heacock To view this bulletin as a PDF, click here. Introduction Online conversations today exist primarily in the realm of social media and blogging platforms,...
ONI Blog: Indonesia and its Porn Troubles
After the online release of the “Peterporn” sex tapes earlier this summer in Indonesia, the government there began panicked talk of Internet censorship to stop this kind of material from appearing for dissemination once more. Even though this predominantly Muslim nation already...
ONI Blog: Chinese Plans To Deanonymize The Internet
Despite the press attention being thrown at the China/Google relationship, there has been another issue in China brewing a little more subtly in the background that may cause further open access issues in a nation already struggling with Internet freedom. News stories...
ONI Blog: Turkish Citizens Take To The Streets Over Internet Freedoms
Outrage and concern finally boiled over in Istanbul on Saturday as thousands took to the streets in protest of Turkey’s Internet Censorship policy. Physical protests of Internet policy are really a never-before-seen occurance, even with all the twists and turns of cyberspace regulation...
ONI Blog: YouTube Censored: A Recent History
ONI invites visitors to check out our newest social media map: a four-year history of YouTube censorship around the world. As one of the world’s most popular websites, YouTube has become a hugely popular venue for social media, and a powerful...
ONI Blog: Vietnam's New Green Dam?
Vietnam is continuing its steep fall down a slippery slope of Internet censorship and filtration and is raising more concerns over its new cyber-technology implementation. Internet censorship is nothing new to Vietnam, yet its policies have remained very much out...
ONI Blog: Blocked or Not Blocked? Lessons from an Intriguing “Filtering” Instance
Determining whether a Web site is blocked by a state filtering regime is sometimes a complicated issue that goes beyond finding out whether the site is simply accessible or inaccessible, and requires a multi-disciplinary approach, which ONI has been uniquely employing in...
ONI Blog: UN Security Forces Removal of ONI Poster
Whilst attending the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the OpenNet Initiative (along with partners of ONI Asia) gathered to present their upcoming book, Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace. A poster advertising the...