Reporters Without Borders unveils first-ever "Anti-Censorship Shelter"

Posted in: Censorship at 05/07/2010 05:36

[news release] Reporters Without Borders today launched the world's first "Anti-Censorship Shelter" in Paris for use by foreign journalists, bloggers and dissidents who are refugees or just passing through as a place where they can learn how to circumvent Internet censorship, protect their electronic communications and maintain their anonymity online.

"At a time when online filtering and surveillance is becoming more and more widespread, we are making an active commitment to an Internet that is unrestricted and accessible to all by providing the victims of censorship with the means of protecting their online information," Reporters Without Borders said.

"Never before have there been so many netizens in prison in countries such as China, Vietnam and Iran for expressing their views freely online," the press freedom organisation added. "Anonymity is becoming more and more important for those who handle sensitive data."

Reporters Without Borders and the communications security firm XeroBank have formed a partnership in order to make high-speed anonymity services, including encrypted email and web access, available free of charge to those who user the Shelter.

To read this announcement in full, see:
en.rsf.org/reporters-without-borders-unveils-25-06-2010,37809.html

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