Friday, November 30, 2018

Asian Nations Among States Moving Toward China Model of Digital Censorship: Watchdog
"Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines were among dozens of countries that moved toward digital authoritarianism this year by embracing a Chinese model of extensive censorship and automated surveillance, an independent watchdog group said in its annual report.

The Asian nations were among 36 worldwide that exhibited dwindling freedom online, Washington-based democracy monitor Freedom House reported.

'Democracies are struggling in the digital age, while China is exporting its model of censorship and surveillance to control information both inside and outside its borders,' Freedom House President Michael J. Abramowitz said in a statement, which accompanied the online release this week of the group’s '2018 Freedom on the Net' report.

The group monitored 65 countries to produce the study, which encompassed 12 months up to May this year."

Link to Full Report

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