Support strong for open Internet in developing world

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

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.

Google boss calls for `freedom of speech` in China

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

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

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

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

Respect Internet freedom, US tells India

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

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

Government all for Internet freedom: NSA

The govt is all for Internet freedom but society has to decide where to draw the line on content, NSA Shivshankar Menon said Wednesday.

USD 25 mn for Internet freedom in the Middle East

US this year anticipated USD 25 million towards internet freedom programming efforts in the Middle East and spent USD 76 million from 2008 to 2011.

US bats for Net freedom, says talks with India on

The United States has said that it is in talks with Indian government over the regulatory mechanism on Internet.

China warns US on push for Internet freedom

US said China and others face a "dictator`s dilemma" over Internet control.

US-China dialogue on human rights begins

The US-China dialogue on Human Rights will discuss rule of law, religious freedom, labour rights, Internet freedom.

US, China to resume human rights dialogue

The United States said on Thursday it would resume dialogue with China on human rights next month after a two-year hiatus and would raise issues including Internet freedom and the role of lawyers.

US "politicising" Google affair: Chinese media

Chinese state media stepped up their war of words with the United States over Internet control on Tuesday, with a top newspaper claiming a US conspiracy and saying China can live without Google.

Hackers spied on US oil companies: Report

Three major US oil companies came under cyber attacks that may have come from hackers in China, the Christian Science Monitor newspaper reported on Monday.

China restricting flow of information: US

China is restricting the flow of information which is inconsistent with the information environment and prerequisites of the 21st century, a senior Obama administration official has said.

US Internet criticism "unreasonable": China

China on Friday rejected US criticism
of its Internet censorship as "unreasonable" and warned
Washington against harming bilateral ties on a row over
Google`s threat to quit the Chinese market.

Google case not linked to ties with US: China

China says the dispute it is having with Internet giant Google should not be linked to its bilateral ties with the United States.

Turkey blocking 3,700 websites: OSCE

Europe`s main security and human rights watchdog said on Monday that Turkey was blocking some 3,700 Internet sites for "arbitrary and political reasons" and urged legal reforms to show its commitment to freedom of expression.