Internet Filtering in Uzbekistan



RSF and neweurasia.net report on new blocking in Uzbekistan. www.neweurasia.net, a bridge blogging site, appears to be the latest target of censorship in Uzbekistan.

Although there are variations in blocking among ISP’s in Uzbekistan, websites, such as ferghana.ru, that provide alternative information and host discussion forums have long been targetted.

Opposition parties and Islamic movements and Chechnya-related sites are also targetted.

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  1. […] Next, Human Rights Watch has released a report on Internet censorship. It particularly focuses on the role U.S. corporations in censorsing their products in order to enter the Chinese market. The report “Race to the Bottom” descibes filtering practices of Google, Yahoo!, MSN and Skype with reactions from the Chinese community, especially bloggers. The report also has a list of recommendations. The recommendations try to find a balance between upholding the right to freedom of expression while working within a situation where there are limitations on this freedom. Rather than call for an embargo, the reccomendations focus on transparency and acountabilty while working to create change through engagement. Very interesting. At http://www.nartv.org you can find more interesting articles like Internet filtering in Uzbekistan or Internet filtering in Vietnam. […]

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