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The Internet: Freedom of Speech Vs Censorship!

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Mr R Dunham

on 1 March 2017

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Transcript of The Internet: Freedom of Speech Vs Censorship!

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
What do YOU use the internet for?
The Internet:
Freedom of Speech Vs Censorship
Playing games?
Having fun?
Watching videos
Chatting to friends/family
on MSN, Facebook, etc
Research/education?
Finding out the latest news
Emails?

Above all Communication!
But what if you couldn’t access the Internet?
We take the access to the Internet for granted, but in a lot of countries things are different
You may say not having the internet is not the end of the world…but the internet has the power to carry the Freedom of Speech
In China at least 40,000 are employed by the government to filter and monitor the countries use of the email & the internet.
There are ‘special’ versions of search engines such as GOOGLE & Yahoo.
This is called the ‘Great Fire Wall of China’
Freedom of speech = the right to communicate one's opinions and ideas.
In Burma, you have to have a license to access the Internet, which mostly goes to government officials and the military
During the Uprising in Egypt, the Government blocked all access to Internet and email to stop anti-Government protesters from organising demonstrations!
In 2011 the United Nations proclaimed that access to the Internet was a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT!
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