A study of Internet blocking and filtering around the world: analyses by leading researchers and survey results that document filtering practices in dozens of countries.
Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information that they deem too sensitive for ordinary citizens - most often about politics, but sometimes relating to sexuality, culture, or religion. Access Denied documents and analyzes Internet filtering practices in more than three dozen countries, offering the first rigorously conducted study of an accelerating trend.
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Table of Contents
Measuring Global Internet Filtering
Internet Filtering: The Politics and Mechanisms of Control
Tools and Technology of Internet Filtering
Filtering and the International System: A Question of Commitment
Reluctant Gatekeepers: Corporate Ethics on a Filtered Internet
Good for Liberty, Bad for Security? Global Civil Society and the Securitization of the Internet
Introduction to the Regional Overviews
Internet Filtering in Asia
Internet Filtering in Australia and New Zealand
Internet Filtering in the Commonwealth of Independent States
Internet Filtering in Europe
Internet Filtering in Latin America
Internet Filtering in the Middle East and North Africa
Internet Filtering in Sub-Saharan Africa
Internet Filtering in the United States and Canada
Introduction to the Country Summaries