It’s World Day Against Cyber-Censorship and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has produced a dedicated website to mark the day.
It notes that “never have so many countries been affected by some form of online censorship” as today.
The site includes a map of countries described as either “internet enemies” or “under surveillance”.
And it pays tribute to the Tunisian blogging group Nawaat, who won the Google-sponsored Netizen prize last night. The award recognises those who have helped to promote freedom of expression on the Internet. Another finalist was Chiranuch Premchaiporn (aka Jiew) of Thailand, who currently facing the possibility of decades in jail for the offence of allegedly failing to speedily remove certain comments (written by unknown others) from the forum of her website Prachatai.com.
Visit the site to find out more or to get involved. Of course, as a site about internet censorship, it has been blocked in several countries, including China and Iran. If you’re in those places you might be able to access the mirror at http://12march2011.org/.
Press release from RSF here.