Terrorists are using the Internet for a wide-range of purposes. On the operational side, terrorist organisations use ICTs for internal communication and fundraising, while on the public relations side, the Internet has proven to be an effective vehic...
 4 Jul 2016

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Internet governance (IG) may be more important to you than you realise. Have you been reading and worrying about cybersecurity threats? Does online surveillance concern you and your colleagues? These are important IG issues. Learning more about IG...

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UNESCO’s CONNECTing the Dots conference continued yesterday afternoon with eight break-out sessions on access, privacy, freedom of expression and ethics. We followed the second break-out session on privacy (break-out session 7), in which the p...
 5 Mar 2015

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[Update] The Rapporteur's summary of the panel discussion, including the speakers' complete interventions, is available. UNESCO’s CONNECTing the Dots conference is currently under way in Paris (3-4 March). Its aim is to discuss the fir...
 4 Mar 2015

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[Update] Read the conference's outcome document, adopted during the final plenary session [Update] Report from Day 2: Build a legacy for future generations, connect bridges - some suggestions for future action made during the Options for Future...
 4 Mar 2015

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When it comes to poor taste, 20-year-old Matthew Woods has plenty. This is the chap who posted offensive comments about missing five-year-old Welsh girl,April Jones, on his Facebook page. He pleaded guilty under s.127 of the UK Communications A...
 18 Oct 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also watch/download an audio/video recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. Our September webinar will be ho...
 25 Sep 2012

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His own personal website censored by government, his car vandalised, and his supporters’ initiatives blocked. Yet, he found a unique way of circumventing the censorship. He transferred all the content from his website and from many other websit...
 19 Apr 2012

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Online Freedom of Expression is one of the most controversial issues right now. Several world events – such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement – have shown that many grey areas surround this freedom. How should objectionable content be tackle...
 5 Mar 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. The Internet is a powerful tool...
 28 Feb 2012

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The Internet for the first time entirely made possible the fulfillment of the Article 19 of the Universal Declaration – “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” On the Internet, everybody is, even unconsciously, sending or receiving information, sharing idea and changing views. However, at the same time it has again showed how diverse the world is and how cultural, political, religious and social differences make the universal dimension of freedom of expression difficult. The dissertation will show how complicated the issue of this freedom on the Internet is within existing mechanisms, national or international, state or self-regulatory. It aim to conclusion that ambiguous interpretation of freedom of expression and of the roles of key actors could only lead to further that it is necessary limitation of this invaluable virtue of democracy. Thus there is a need for better cooperation between namely the governments and other stakeholders, particularly Internet service providers. Fight for freedom of expression should never stop, as the moment we stop thinking of it, it may vanish without being noticed.

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 Nevena Ruzic , 2006
 
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'Freedom of expression' by Michael Foley Photography. Some rights reserved. In my previous blog post, ‘E-winds of Change’, I described the recent – and unsuccessful – attempts to silence dissent. Yet, just as ...
 27 Mar 2011

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