45 Years of Amnesty International: Be irrepressible

Amnesty International launched an interesting compaign to foster freedom of expression online all over the world. From irrepressible.info:

Chat rooms monitored. Blogs deleted. Websites blocked. Search engines restricted. People imprisoned for simply posting and sharing information.

The Internet is a new frontier in the struggle for human rights. Governments – with the help of some of the biggest IT companies in the world – are cracking down on freedom of expression.

Amnesty International, with the support of The Observer, is launching a campaign to show that online or offline the human voice and human rights are impossible to repress.

The online compaign includes the publishing of small samples of blocked content to show that information can’t really be stoped. Here is an example of bocked content:

“… security raid against activists in the current affairs, journalists and opposition members is increasing …”

This is an excerpt from: http://www.shrc.org/data/aspx/d8/2658.aspx The site belongs to Syrian Human Rights Committee, and has been censored in Syria. SHRC is a human rights organisation in Syria

The page (irrepressible.info) even provides a Javascript which should display little excerpts (like the one above) on Blogs, Websites etc. to show that ultimatly all pages have to be blocked if one wishes to control information on the internet. But the script is dynamically loading content from fragments.irrepressible.info. This means that by simply blocking fragments.irrepressible.info all info from this page can be eliminated.

It is a good idea, but to make it a real weapon against Internet Content Filtering the script should be improved.

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