60% Increase in Imprisoned Web Activists

With Chinese Internet users reaching almost 80 million by Dec. 2003, the Chinese government continues to restrict web access and crack down on free expression. A new report by Amnesty International details the jailing of activists who try to use the Internet for political causes.

BBC News summarizes this report, noting that “China is believed to extend greater censorship over the internet than any other country in the world.” Controls come in the form of undercover police and special software programs installed in Internet cafes.

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