China Web Control Stirs Controversy at Internet Forum – Karolos Grohmann

From Reuters:

China’s control of the Internet stirred controversy at the first global Internet governance forum on Tuesday when a rights group accused western firms of providing Chinese police with technology to limit web freedom.

Reporters without Borders, a press freedom group, said sales by major U.S. companies to China had bolstered Beijing’s capabilities of limiting Internet access in the country.

“You sold technology to Chinese police which they then use to limit and control Internet freedom,” Julien Pain of Reporters Without Borders told the forum in Athens. [Full Text]

Read article:”Freedom of Expression and the Internet in China” from Human Right News, which says,”As the Internet industry continues to expand in China, the government continues to tighten controls on on-line expression.”

October 31, 2006 11:53 PM
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