Trends in transition from classical censorship to Internet censorship : selected country overviews 

Show simple item record Bitso, Constance Majomane Likonelo Fourie, Ina Bothma, T.J.D. (Theodorus Jan Daniel) 2014-06-09T07:57:21Z 2014-06-09T07:57:21Z 2013-06
dc.description.abstract Censorship is no longer limited to printed media and videos. Its impact is felt much more strongly with Internet related resources of information and communication such as access to websites, email and social networking tools which is further enhanced by ubiquitous access through mobile phones and tablets. Some countries are marked by severe restrictions and enforcement, a variety of initiatives in enforcing censorship (pervasive as well as implied), and initiatives to counter censorship. This article reflects on trends in Internet censorship in selected countries, namely Australia, Chile, China, Finland, Libya, Myanmar, Singapore, Turkey, and the United Kingdom (UK). Negative and positive trends are noted. Negative trends include those involving issues of Internet related privacy; ubiquitous society and control; trends in Internet related media being censored; trends in filtering and blocking Internet content and blocking software; trends in technologies to monitor and identify citizens using the Internet to express their opinion and applying 'freedom of speech'; criminalization of legitimate expression on the Internet; trends in acts, regulations and legislation regarding the use of the Internet and trends in government models regarding Internet censorship; trends in new forms of Internet censorship; trends in support of Internet censorship; trends in enforcing regulations and Internet censorship; trends in Internet related communication surveillance. Positive trends include trends in reactions to Internet censorship; attempts and means to side-step Internet censorship; trends in cyber actions against Internet censorship; trends in innovative ways of showing opposition to Internet censorship. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Bitso, C, Fourie, I & Bothma, TJD 2013, 'Trends in transition from classical censorship to Internet censorship : selected country overviews', Innovation : journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa : Information Ethics, no. 46, pp. 166-191. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1025-8892
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.rights University of KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.subject Censorship en_US
dc.subject Trends in transition en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject Printed media en_US
dc.subject Videos en_US
dc.title Trends in transition from classical censorship to Internet censorship : selected country overviews  en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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