Political repression of cyber-dissidents
is the oppression
of people for expressing their political
views in the Internet
Along with development of the Internet
, state authorities in many parts of the world are moving forward to install mass surveillance
of the electronic communications, establish Internet censorship
to limit the flow of information, and persecute individuals and groups who express “inconvenient” political views in the Internet. Many cyber-dissidents
have found themselves persecuted
for attempts to bypass state
controlled news media
. Reporters Without Borders
has released a
and maintains .
Mohamad Reza Nasab Abdolahi was imprisoned for published an open letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
. His pregnant wife and other bloggers who commented on the arrest were imprisoned too. Connor, A. (2005), , BBC News
, 20th June 2005. Retrieved on 29th November 2006.
Several bloggers in Egypt are arrested for allegedly defaming the president Hosni Mubarak
or expressing critical views about Islam , BBC News
, 20th November 2006. Retrieved on 29th November 2006.
Chinese Communist Party
leader Hu Jintao
ordered to "maintain the initiative in opinion on the Internet and raise the level of guidance online," , Reuters
, Jan 24, 2007 "An internet police force -... Read More