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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
The World Summit on the Information Society
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
Examples from selected countries – use them for our discussions!
An example from the U.S.: Commission on online child-protection.
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