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Free Speech on the Internet?!

This link page was created for the conference on Borders and Diversity on 3 April, 2003.

An Internet conference about Borders and Diversity cannot leave out borders on the Internet. As we all know there ARE borders on the Internet. Should there be such borders or should there not?


The answers given by governments of different countries vary enourmously – leading to strong restrictions of Internet use in some countries. It might therefore be illegal for you to access some of the linked sites if you live in a country with strong Internet restrictions.


We have chosen to enable young people from all over the world to take part in a free discussion about the pros and cons of borders and restrictions on the Internet. To prepare for this discussion we provide the following links to sites that deal with borders and restrictions on the Internet.



The “Agenda 21 NOW!” team can in no way be made responsible for any contents of any of the linked sites. If you have any comments or suggestions please send an e-mail to info@agenda21now.org. Thank you.



Electronic frontier foundation, „defending freedom in the digital world“, with interesting examples of current issues.



Privacy.Org is a very interesting site for daily news, information and initiatives on privacy. This web page is a joint project of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Privacy International.



Privacy International (PI) is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance by governments and corporations. PI is based in London, England, and has an office in Washington, D.C. PI has conducted campaigns throughout the world on issues ranging from wiretapping and national security, to ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, police information systems, medical privacy and freedom of information and expression.



Free speech. An Internet site by Global Internet Liberty Campaign, with a lot of interesting links.



Secret Europe – reporting on secrecy and openness in the EU.



A special site on improving access to and expanding use of public sector information in Europe.



EPIC – Electronic privacy information centre.

EPIC is a public interest research centre in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.



The World Summit on the Information Society



Cryptography and Security



This site contains a huge link list about cryptography



International Crypto Campaign with links to many countries




Anonymity is not a crime. This site by Technical University Dresden, Germany, provides a tool – JAP – to enable anonymous surfing on the Internet




Examples from selected countries – use them for our discussions!



An example from the U.S.: Commission on online child-protection.


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