Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cybercafes: "Chinese govt blocks website content and monitors the internet access of individuals"

cybercafe nearby by fadzli jay
cybercafe nearby, a photo by fadzli jay on Flickr.

More than sixty Internet regulations made by the People's Republic of China (PRC) government block the nation's access to open news and communications, says Wikipedia.[1][2]

The apparatus of the PRC's Internet repression is considered more extensive and more advanced than in any other country in the world. The governmental authorities not only block website content but also monitor the Internet access of individuals.

Amnesty International notes that China “has the largest recorded number of imprisoned journalists and cyber-dissidents in the world.”

The offences of which they are accused include communicating with groups abroad, signing online petitions, and calling for reform and an end to corruption.