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Support strong for open Internet in developing world

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 23:43

Support is strong across emerging and developing countries for an Internet without government censorship, a US survey showed today.

China dismisses Kerry`s criticism of internet freedom

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 20:07

Days after US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Chinese leaders to support Internet freedom, Beijing Monday retorted by asking why he did not mention whistleblower Edward Snowden in a meeting with its bloggers.

Turkey seeks to curb Internet freedom

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 21:56

The Turkish government has moved to impose strict controls on the Internet by monitoring the activities of online users and blocking certain keywords, a parliamentary source said on Thursday.

India ahead of China, Pakistan in Internet freedom: Study

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 23:10

India's web index score at 32.4 is ahead of China (31.1) and Pakistan (10.4), shows the 2013 study by World Wide Web Foundation. The organisation was established in 2009 by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Google asks India to embrace transparency in Internet use

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 17:08

Asserting that Internet freedom will help attack corruption, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has asked India to embrace "transparency and openness" of the web that will have a potentially game-changing impact on governance.

Google boss calls for `freedom of speech` in China

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 18:08

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt called on China to open up Internet access and voiced concern at its latest crackdown on online freedoms in an interview in Hong Kong Monday.

Pakistan named `least free` country in world on Internet freedom: Report

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 12:26

A report on the level of internet and digital media freedom in 60 countries has revealed that Pakistan is among the bottom ten countries of the list for being `least free`.

Hundreds honour information activist Swartz in NYC

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 10:18

Portraying his suicide as the product of injustice, friends and supporters at a memorial for free-information advocate Aaron Swartz have called for changing computer-crime laws and the legal system itself.

Family blames MIT, prosecutors for Swartz’s suicide

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 12:53

The family of internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz has blamed the US’ criminal justice system and prosecutorial overreach for his suicide.

EU urges Tajikistan to free up internet

Last Updated: Friday, December 07, 2012, 08:49

The European Union has called on Tajikistan to respect the independence of the internet amid concerns of a crackdown against freedom of expression.

Respect Internet freedom, US tells India

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 09:53

Voicing its support for full freedom of the Internet, the US has urged India to maintain respect for fundamental freedoms.

Russian parliament approves internet blacklist bill

Last Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 11:23

The Russian parliament has approved a legislation to give the state powers to block blacklisted websites.