Tag Archives: OpenNet Initiative

Citizen Lab and partners at APrIGF 2016

July 27-29 – Taipei

Epoch Times article features OpenNet Initiative and Access series

The Epoch Times cited the OpenNet Initiative, a project of the Citizen Lab, the SecDev Group, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, as one of the best resources in learning about Internet filtering.

Update on Information Controls in Ethiopia

Ethiopia remains a dangerous country in which to express dissent online. The recent conviction of a number of bloggers and journalists, combined with the country’s history of filtering critical political content online, demonstrates the restrictive nature of the country’s information environment. This blog post describes recent developments in the country and reports on the results of ONI testing conducted in September 2012.

Update on Information Controls in Burma

After years spent as one of the world’s most strictly controlled information environments, the government of Burma has recently begun to open up access to previously censored online content. Recent OpenNet Initiative testing has confirmed these changes, finding a variety of opposition websites, critical blogs and foreign news sites to be accessible after years of blocking. This ONI blog post discusses recent developments in Burma and reports on the results of testing conducted in Burma in August 2012.

OpenNet Initiative, Citizen Lab profiled in The Guardian

In a recent special feature on Internet censorship, The Guardian newspaper profiled the work of the OpenNet Initiative.

ONI summarized global Internet filtering data now available for download

The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) is pleased to announce the availability of our summarized global Internet filtering data as a downloadable CSV file under a Creative Commons license.

New major report tracks challenges of a censored internet for global broadcasters

An international research team, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, has released a detailed report that tracks and analyzes the difficulties of broadcasting the news into jurisdictions that censor the Internet, including Iran and China.

Third volume from OpenNet Initiative, “Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace”, available in December 2011

In December 2011, we will celebrate the launch of Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace, which is the third volume from the OpenNet Initiative.

Infographic shows extent of Internet censorship

Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal sources OpenNet Initiative for an informative graphic on Internet censorship worldwide.

OpenNet Initiative Releases New Report on Faith-Based Censorship

The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) is pleased to release In the Name of God: Faith Based Internet Censorship in Majority Muslim Countries. This occasional paper analyzes the Internet censorship policies and practices of majority Muslim countries and finds that in many of these countries online information controls are primarily based on the Islamic faith and interpretations of its instructions