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World Day Against Cyber Censorship

Gestern fand weltweit die Aktion „World Day Against Cyber Censorship“ statt. Mit dem Slogan „Reporter ohne Grezen“ bietet die Plattform, Reportern, Journalisten und Bloggern eine Möglichkeit Informationen ohne Zensurbeschränkungen zu veröffentlichen. Viele Länder sind dazu übergengangen die „rsf.org“-Domain zu blocken. Logisch weil man negative Meldungen vermeiden will. Ihr könnt mit euren Beitrag und vielleicht auch eine eigene Blog-Seite auf rsfblog dazu beitragen, dass Informationen weiterhin unzenziert veröffentlicht werden.

World day against cyber-censorship

The fight for online freedom of expression is more essential than ever. By creating new spaces for exchanging ideas and information, the Internet is a force for freedom. In countries where the traditional media are controlled by the government, the only independent news and information are to be found on the Internet, which has become a forum for discussion and a refuge for those who want to express their views freely.

However, more and more governments have realised this and are reacting by trying to control the Internet. Never have so many countries been affected by some form of online censorship, whether arrests or harassment of netizens, online surveillance, website blocking or the adoption of repressive Internet laws. Netizens are being targeted by government reprisals. Around 117 of them are currently detained for expressing their views freely online, mainly in China, Iran and Vietnam.

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship pays tribute to them and their fight for Internet freedom. Reporters Without Borders will mark the occasion by issuing its latest list of “Enemies of the Internet.” http://march12.rsf.org/en/

Many bloggers have already chosen RSFBLOG as the way to publish information that is censored in their own country. Here are four good reasons for creating a blog with Reporters Without Borders or for changing your blog platform in order to support online free expression :

Easy and free to use
- The RSFBLOG platform is free. It allows you to create a blog without paying anything. You access a publishing interface that is very simple and has no advertising.
- You can edit and store all sorts of multimedia content and can choose to have a personalised address on the model of http://www.myblog.rsfblog.org.

Help defend online free expression
- A “make a donation” button on the left side of your blog will enable any reader to support Reporters Without Borders and defend oppressed bloggers throughout the world.
- You can also adopt a cyber-dissident. If you choose this option, the cyber-dissident’s photo and story will appear on the right side of your blog. You will also receive all the reports about your adoptee’s situation. Talking about adoptees is one of the best ways to help them.

Belong to a privileged network
- You will be in contact with other members of the RSFBLOG community, which brings together free speech activists and other Internet users who are concerned about what is happening in the world.
- You will receive information from the Reporters Without Borders “Internet and Freedoms” desk.
- Your blog entries and posts could be among those that Reporters Without Borders puts on its platform’s home page.

Your personal data will remain confidential
- Unlike some hosting companies which become accomplices to governments in repressive countries by surrendering their bloggers’ personal data, we undertake never to provide any information about your identity as long as all you are doing is exercise your right to free expression.

You already have a blog and want to do something for online free expression ?
It only takes a few minutes. And we can give you some technical advice if you have any problem.





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