Publications

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: The OpenNet Initiative Presents New Findings in Africa
The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) has released updated reports on Ethiopia and Zimbabwe and new reports on Uganda and Nigeria, where ONI tested for the first time in 2008 and 2009. All four profiles can be accessed at: http://opennet.net/research/regions/ssafrica. Many governments across sub-Saharan...
Report: Internet Filtering in Zimbabwe 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Zimbabwe. Overview Despite the country’s highly repressive regime, ONI found no evidence of Web site filtration in Zimbabwe. Limited Internet access and e-mail–focused usage have centered the country’s efforts...
Report: Internet Filtering in Ethiopia in 2006-2007
Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Ethiopia. Download as PDF Overview Opponents of the current political regime have increasingly used online media to criticize the government, and Ethiopia has responded by implementing a filtering regime that blocks...
Report: Internet Filtering in the Middle East and North Africa in 2006-2007
Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Regional Profiles: Middle East and North Africa. Overview ONI conducted in-country testing for Internet filtering in sixteen countries in the North Africa and Middle East region. We found that eight of these...
Report: Internet Filtering in Iraq in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Iraq. Overview Iraq does not have a declared Internet filtering policy, nor is there evidence of Internet filtering practiced by the state Internet service provider (ISP). However, ongoing conflict...
Report: Internet Filtering in Yemen in 2006-2007
PDF Version | PDF Version (Arabic) Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Yemen. Overview Internet filtering in the Republic of Yemen is relatively broad in scope, with pornography a principal target for blocking. Despite the wide...
Report: Internet Filtering in the United Arab Emirates in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: United Arab Emirates. Overview The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pervasively filters Web sites that contain pornography or relate to alcohol and drug use, gay and lesbian...
Report: Internet Filtering in Tunisia in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Tunisia. Overview Although Tunisia has actively sought to develop its information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, the government blocks a range of Web content and has used nontechnical means...