Filed under report | Tags: · activism, arab spring, blogging, censorship, democracy, facebook, free speech, internet, internet activism, journalism, netizens, revolution, social movements, twitter, web 2.0, wikileaks
The year 2010 firmly established the role of social networks and the Internet as mobilisation and news transmission tools, especially during the Arab spring. New and traditional media have proven to be increasingly complementary. Meanwhile, repressive regimes have intensified censorship, propaganda and repression, keeping 119 netizens in jail. Issues such as national security – linked to the WikiLeaks publications – and intellectual property – are challenging democratic countries’ support to online free speech.
Publisher Reporters Without Borders, March 2011