Publications

Report: Internet Filtering in Libya - 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Libya. Overview Libya continues to block Internet content related to political opposition, content critical of the government, and Web sites that advocate the rights of the minority group Amazigh...
ONI Blog: ONI Releases Reports on Filtering in Asia, China
New research from the OpenNet Initiative reveals accelerating restrictions on Internet content as Asian governments shift to next generation controls. These new techniques go beyond blocking access to websites and are more informal and fluid, implemented at edges of the network, and...
ONI Blog: ONI releases new survey of Internet filtering and surveillance in Iran
Last week, as Iranian voters went to the polls to elect the country's next president, the Iranian government blocked access to number of political Web sites, as well as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Yesterday the OpenNet Initiative profiled the extent of this...
Report: Internet Filtering in Iran in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Iran. Overview Since 2000—in the midst of a media crackdown that has seen the judiciary close more than 100 publications, inspiring widespread self-censorship—the Islamic Republic of Iran has installed...
Report: Internet Filtering in Asia in 2006-2007
Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Regional Profile: Asia. Overview It is not surprising that Asia, a region with extraordinary cultural, social, and political diversity, is home to a broad and range of approaches, policies, and practices toward Internet...
Report: Internet Filtering in China in 2006-2007
PDF Version Overview Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profile: China. China continues to expand on one of the largest and most sophisticated filtering systems in the world, despite the government’s occasional denial that it restricts any Internet...
ONI Blog: OpenNet Initiative releases Green Dam evaluation
The news that China will begin requiring all computers sold in the country to include Internet filtering software has sparked waves of commentary on topics ranging from legal challenges to human rights issues to concerns about security and...
Report: China's Green Dam: The Implications of Government Control Encroaching on the Home PC
To view this bulletin as a PDF, click here. Executive Summary A recent directive by the Chinese government requires the installation of a specific filtering software product, Green Dam, with the publicly stated intent of protecting children from harmful Internet content. The proposed...
Report: Internet Filtering in Burma (Myanmar) in 2006-2007
Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profile: Burma. To read this report as a PDF, click here. Overview Myanmar’s authoritarian military junta is slowly expanding access to the Internet while maintaining one of the world’s most restrictive systems...
ONI Blog: Secret Censorship in Denmark
While you were sleeping, Wikileaks released yet another report on Internet filtering...But this time the filtering is not in China, or Thailand, or Saudi Arabia...this time, it's in Denmark. The report states that Denmark chooses to filter child pornography rather than face...