The Internet’s role in media freedom

An op-ed in today’s Boston Globe puts the issue of Internet censorship in a global perspective, and points China out for special mention.

The piece concludes: “The Russian authorities, like the Chinese or the Tunisians, could have followed Cuba’s example and shut off all public access to the Internet. But that would be tantamount to cutting themselves off from international economic opportunities. Thus the political cat-and-mouse game goes on. But it is still too early to say who will win. The only certainty is that the Internet has created opportunities as well as dangers for media freedom.”

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