Publications

ONI Blog: ONI Principal Ron Deibert Interview on China Study
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation interviews Professor Ron Deibert of the Citizen Lab about China's Internet filtering. Listen to the broadcast here or read the transcript here. ...
ONI Blog: Special Coverage #4: Kyrgyz Elections Monitor Interim Findings
Kyrgyz Elections Monitor Interim Findings: No filtering, but effective use of Computer Network Attack forced ISPs to silence opposition media ONI, Bishkek, 15 April 2005. The OpenNet Initiative’s comprehensive monitoring of the Internet in Kyrgyzstan concludes this week revealing damaging effects of Computer...
Report: Special Report: Election Monitoring in Kyrgyzstan
February, 2005 Last Updated: April 15, 2005 Contents: - 1. Kyrgyz Websites subject to unexplained failure and hacking during the Parliamentary Elections - 2. Network-based Attacks on Kyrgz ISPs Continue - 3. Information War Intensifies as Unrest in Kyrgyzstan Continues - Motives Remain Unclear...
Report: Internet Filtering in China in 2004-2005: A Country Study
PDF Version Table of Contents 1. Executive Summary 2. Political, Technical, and Legal Context in China A. Sensitive / Controversial Topics for Media Coverage B. Internet Infrastructure and Access C. Legal Background D. User Rights and Protections 3. Testing Methodology A. Methods ...
ONI Blog: Internet Filtering in Bahrain in 2004-2005
The OpenNet Initiative’s testing of more than 6,000 sites in Bahrain revealed only eight sites blocked. Three were pornographic; the others covered political and religious topics. In each case, sites with similar content remained accessible, and altering the requested URL slightly made...
ONI Blog: Internet Filtering in United Arab Emirates in 2004-2005
The OpenNet Initiative announces the release of its study documenting Internet filtering in the United Arab Emirates. ONI tested over 8000 Web sites in the past six months, finding that UAE blocks material viewed as culturally inappropriate or offensive to the state's...
ONI Blog: Special Coverage: Information War Intensifies as Unrest in Kyrgyzstan Continues - Motives Remain Unclear as Disruptions Increase
Bishkek, 5 March February 2005 (ONI). The Kyrgyz Internet is becoming a battleground as unrest triggered by last week's inconclusive parliamentary vote spreads. Two leading Internet Service providers are embattled from an alleged hacker attack and pressure to remove information about growing...
ONI Blog: Special Coverage: Network-based Attacks on Kyrgz ISPs Continue
Bishkek, 2 March February 2005 (ONI). Sustained Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDOS) continue to affect the operations of Kyrgyzstan’s’ leading ISPs. Three days of attacks are seriously affecting web hosting servers at Elcat and Asiainfo and overloading their international connections to...
ONI Blog: Special Coverage: Kyrgyz Websites subject to unexplained failure and hacking during the Parliamentary Elections
Bishkek, 28 February 2005 (ONI). Websites belonging to political parties and independent media were subject to unexplained technical failures and deliberate hacking during Kyrgyzstan’s recent Parliamentary elections. Researchers from the Open Net Initiative documented a pattern of failures that suggest a deliberate...
Report: Internet Filtering in the United Arab Emirates in 2004-2005: A Country Study
PDF Version 1. Executive Summary 2. Political, Technical, and Legal Context in UAE A. Sensitive / Controversial Topics for Media Coverage B. Internet Infrastructure and Access C. General Media Regulation D. Internet Access Regulation E. Internet Content Regulation 3....