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The question of Censorship and the Internet: the internet as a world outlet for oppression and conversly, its malicious uses

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Meskel Square: You block Blogspot, I block Boing Boing
A comparison of internet blocking in Ethiopia and Sudan, the
difference between political and religious internet filtering. It is Really
fascinating how such different ideologies of control can manifest in
the same category of censorship and the internet.
http://www.meskelsquare.com/archives/2007/10/ethiopia_blocks.html

Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news - Myanmar turns cameras on dissidents
http://atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/IJ06Ae01.html
Bankok-based journalist reports that the Myanmar government is using
citizen media photos and video to identify and then round up
protesters. A dark side of a citizen media victory…

Also, these maps offer a little perspective on the world and the internet. It utilizes effective graphics/visuals to represent statistics. It demonstrates the shape of the world network of internet connections and makes us wonder, how can we utilize it to penetrate into the problems of the southern hemisphere where large areas are in the dark so to speak.
http://chrisharrison.net/projects/InternetMap/index.html

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