These Countries Are Enemies of Internet
Bangalore: Internet censorship has been an issue that has been made very prominent in recent times, especially with the SOPA and PIPA having faced opposition. Most people used to using the web find life without it extremely difficult, but a list of countries, called “Enemies of the Internet” was made by Reporters without Borders, (an agency that advocates the freedom of the press). These countries shut websites down, persecute those who use the internet to inform others, and even refuse to provide their citizens with the infrastructure to access the net.
The 11 countries that made it to Reporters without Borders list persecute bloggers and repress the media. A number of journalists and "netizens" remain jailed, according to the report. March 2011, according to the organization saw the peak of internet censorship because of the Arab Spring and other such revolts like it that showed the power of the Internet as a tool of protest and self-expression.
Read on to know which countries are this year’s Enemies of the Internet.
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