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At this critical juncture in determining the future of the internet, the internet governance process can and should be improved. We stress the importance of upholding and strengthening the multistakeholder approach to ensure that the internet remains open, global, secure, and resilient.

The EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries and enforce these more strictly during the accession process.

A certain group of countries want greater control over how the internet is run globally. As it turns out, they tend to be some of the worst offenders when it comes to censoring the web and arresting users for their online activities.


If Mexico’s efforts to strengthen the rule of law are to succeed, the country will need investigative journalists who feel safe enough to do their jobs.


Internet Censorship Around The World | IVPN.net

If you’re following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul this week, you might want to refresh your memory about internet freedom around the world.

Together with many others in Europe and the United States concerned about events in Ukraine, Freedom House President David J. Kramer played a role in writing and gaining support for the the following open letter.

We express our deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones during the four-day siege of the school in Beslan in North Ossetia, which began September 1, 2004. Freedom House, however, remains concerned by the Russian Federation’s refusal to conduct a forthright, transparent investigation of the events that led to 334 deaths, including 186 children.

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