TITLE

Bloggers in jail

AUTHOR(S)
De Vita, Emma
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals (UK Edition);Jul2007, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers views concerning the imprisonment of cyber dissidents for posting critical views online and the impact of Internet censorship on the whole concept of freedom of expression. Several cases of bloggers who faced prison sentences for charges that include spreading information disruptive of public order and damaging to the country's reputation were discussed. Cases that are presented illustrates status quo issues in countries that are notably known for Internet fltering and censorship like Iran and China. It also assesses whether extremist groups using blogs should be protected or banned.
ACCESSION #
25785038

 

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