Publications

ONI Blog: ONI Releases 2013 Latin America Research
The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) is proud to release new reports on Internet regulation and filtering in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru, along with an updated report on Venezuela, where the ONI tested for the first time in...
ONI Blog: Neither Here Nor There: Turkmenistan’s Digital Doldrums
Turkmenistan is slowly emerging from decades of darkness. President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov has vowed to modernize the country by encouraging the uptake of new technology for economic development and more efficient governance. Hundreds of thousands of Turkmen citizens are now online. However, the...
Report: Neither Here Nor There: Turkmenistan’s Digital Doldrums
Turkmenistan is slowly emerging from decades of darkness. President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov has vowed to modernize the country by encouraging the uptake of new technology for economic development and more efficient governance. Hundreds of thousands of Turkmen citizens are now online. However, the...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: July 27, 2012
The Beijing police have announced a successful "clean-up" of the web, in which ten thousand internet cafes were inspected, five thousand people were arrested for Internet crime, and seven thousand web site administrators were punished. The police described the clean-up as...
ONI Blog: Documents Leaked Detailing Proposals for UN Telecommunications Summit
Leaked documents for the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), have caused alarm in many Internet activists who claim the documents, which propose possible revisions to the current regulations governing international telecoms, demonstrate the potential for governments to...
ONI Blog: Harvard Team Releases Paper Detailing China's Internet Censorship Tendencies
Our colleagues at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) have just released a new paper analyzing Chinese censorship. The study, which is directed at longform blogs and message boards, aims to understand what web content Chinese censors...
ONI Blog: Public WiFi Filtering on the Rise
The London summer Olympic games are readily approaching, and Internet Service Providers are responding to the expected dramatic rise in the London population in the coming months by increasing their free public WiFi service offerings. Virgin is rolling out...
ONI Blog: CPJ Urges End To Internet Censorship in 2011 Report
The Committee to Protect Journalists recently released its 2011 "Attacks on the Press" report. In the report, the CPJ urged countries and organizations to band together to fight censorship. One of the articles in the report noted that with...
ONI Blog: OpenNet Initiative Access Book Series Collected Online
The OpenNet Initiative is pleased to announce that all three of our edited volumes—Access Denied, Access Controlled, and the newly released Access Contested—are now collected together online. The Access series represents three edited volumes published by the OpenNet Initiative and MIT...
ONI Blog: Behind Blue Coat: Investigations of commercial filtering in Syria and Burma
There is growing concern about the use of commercial filtering and surveillance technology in countries that regularly restrict Internet content and violate human rights. Considerable attention has been focused in recent weeks on Syria, particularly following the Syrian regime’s violent crackdown against...