European Parliament to fight Internet censorship

2009 2009-04-16T18:15:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The European Parliament has launched a public campaign to fight Internet censorship across the world.
According to the project coordinator Jules Maaten of the Dutch WD party, ‘in such countries as Cuba, Belarus, Iran, Burma and China the authorities want to make the opposition keep silence on the web. Our objective is wide informing concerning Internet harassment.’
The campaign will be carried out in cooperation with the Facebook online social network, which encompasses various social groups.
Jules Maaten says that ‘the freedom of speech should be at the basis of Internet, and human rights should be secured there as well.’
The politician criticizes the decision by Belarus, China and Cuba to introduce Internet censorship, i.e. filtering disloyal resources.