Briefing to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
October 22, 2009
New media has created significant opportunities for advancing freedom in countries ruled by authoritarian regimes. It has expanded the space for free expression and facilitated civic activism.
But authoritarian regimes have pushed back. They have restricted Internet freedom in a variety of ways. And they are likely to further limit the space for free expression and civic activism on the Internet unless the United States Government works pro-actively and vigorously to keep that space open.
Read Calingaert's full remarks here.