OpenNet Initiative Study, New Web Site Released

I couldn’t be more excited about the release today of our new ONI web site and the release of our first global study.  We’re here in Oxford, England, at what my colleague Ron Deibert calls “the first ONI Woodstock, without the drugs.”  The headline of the study is a substantial growth in the scale, scope and sophistication of Internet filtering worldwide, in 25 of the 41 states in which we tested.

3 thoughts on “OpenNet Initiative Study, New Web Site Released

  1. […] In the closing session, Professor John Palfrey, one of the principle investigators (check out his blog), was kind enough to put me on spot and ask for my take away points. Given the complexity of the information ecosystem including its diverse filtering regimes, it seems hard to come up with any kind of conclusion at this early stage. However, among the probably trickiest problems we might want to think about is the question whether we – as researchers – want and should contribute to the development of some sort of best practice model of speech control on the Internet – a model aimed at “minimizing” the harm done to free speech values in a world where filtering and blocking is likely to continue to exist-, or whether such an endeavor would be counterproductive under any circumstances, either because it would be immediately hijacked by governments to legitimize filtering or used by repressive regimes to make filtering more effective. […]

  2. […] Wie eine kürzlich vorgestellte Untersuchung der OpenNet Initiative zeigt, ist die Zensur des Internets weit verbreitet. Zudem nimmt die Zensur zu, wie John Palfrey von der Harvard Law School schreibt: “The headline of the study is a substantial growth in the scale, scope and sophistication of Internet filtering worldwide, in 25 of the 41 states in which we tested.” […]

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