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Monday, May 29, 2006

Irrepressible.Info


A campaign by Amnesty International..
The web is a great tool for sharing ideas and freedom of expression. However, efforts to try and control the Internet are growing. Internet repression is reported in countries like China, Vietnam, Tunisia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria. People are persecuted and imprisoned simply for criticising their government, calling for democracy and greater press freedom or exposing human rights abuses, online.

But Internet repression is not just about governments. IT companies have helped build the systems that enable surveillance and censorship to take place. Yahoo! have supplied email users’ private data to the Chinese authorities, helping to facilitate cases of wrongful imprisonment. Microsoft and Google have both complied with government demands to actively censor Chinese users of their services.

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. It is one of the most precious of all rights. We should fight to protect it.


Be irrepressible
  • Undermine censorship by publishing irrepressible fragments of censored material on your own site. The more people take part, the more we can defeat unwarranted censorship and create an unstoppable network of protest.

14 Comments:

Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

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May 30, 2006 12:22 AM

 
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May 30, 2006 12:25 AM

 
Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

rephrasing for the 3rd time. I find very silly this text. Indeed this is not strange as it comes from Amnesty International. Amnesty international is about kitch and not human rights. It never was about human rights. Its for rich kids who want to feel involved so they give 20 euros for africa and are rewarded by a truck from their parents. I mean yaz its not against you its against amnesty international whose real name is kitch international. Notice also they only care about kitchy "causes".

May 30, 2006 12:29 AM

 
Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

and kitchy causes are the ones marketed as "just" causes by western journalists who don't speak the language of the country they are reporting from on a two- week rotation. like a guy is covering the michael jackson trial and then they send him to china and then he is all like stop repression in china...pffff...

May 30, 2006 12:35 AM

 
Blogger Yazan said...

LOL,
Halla2 regardless from the fact that I strongly disagree with u about AI, ya3ni I know it's not involved as much as HRW, but I think the issues they raise is important also, plus the fact that it is one of the most heard organizations world wide.
btw, I didnt get a truck when I joined AI!!! u gotta re-check ur sources!! ;) lol

bas regardless, ur comment is FUNNY!!! It is kitch in a way ya3ni, bas comon Kitch is the new europe, hell it's the new world!!! ;)

May 30, 2006 12:36 AM

 
Blogger Yazan said...

Yeah, but this campaign is also about freeig detained bloggers, journalists and activists who actually give these issues its credibility!!
It's not about a reporter reporting about a crack down or sth, it's about taking action to free people like Alaa, or Shi Tao or mojtaba...

May 30, 2006 12:39 AM

 
Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

Its not the issues they raise. Its the ones they don't raise. I mean clearly they are only aiming at those donations. They would never defend anything not popular in the west.

May 30, 2006 12:40 AM

 
Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

yazan i'm sorry i was being a fool too much, ok.

May 30, 2006 12:57 AM

 
Blogger Yazan said...

I can definitley get ur point about the issues they dont raise, and i agree... but they do need the donations u know...

May 30, 2006 1:05 AM

 
Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

yeah i bet you're right, its just i like to contradict people sometimes, its in my nature, again i am sorry if this was awkward, its just me, sometimes i go postal ok. 3afwan ana asef.

May 30, 2006 1:25 AM

 
Blogger Yazan said...

u dont have to be sorry steli, i do it all the time believe me, I know exactly what u feel ;)

May 30, 2006 5:17 AM

 
Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

wha do you that's great. personally i think its living alone and away from my family that makes me go this way sometimes i just lose it you know

May 30, 2006 5:36 AM

 
Blogger Yazan said...

me, i was pracically alway like this... u can ask all my teachers :)

May 30, 2006 5:48 AM

 
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