No Internet Censorship in Venezuela: Proof

This information comes from Correo del Orinoco International.

According to BBC Mundo, there is no evidence of Internet censorship in Venezuela.

The article, titled Internet Censorship Map and The War Over Payments, reports on an investigation by OpenNet, a joint initiative between Harvard Law School and Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto, regarding countries that censor Internet, the type of content that is censored and how it is done.

A new online tool, the Global Internet Filtering Map, evaluates the type content that countries censor, such as political content that expresses views in opposition to those of the current government, or that related to human rights, freedom of expression, minority rights, and religious movements; social content related to sexuality, gambling, and illegal drugs and alcohol, as well as other topics that may be socially sensitive or perceived as offensive; conflict and security content related to armed conflicts, border disputes, separatist movements, and militant groups; and internet tools such as web sites that provide e-mail, internet hosting, search, translation, telephone and services.

In every category no evidence was found of Internet censorship in Venezuela. Other countries with no evidence of Internet censorship include Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico, Chile and Paraguay. However, in the United States, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Argentina some type of censorship was detected.

The Global Internet Filtering Map can be found at the following link(s):

http://map.opennet.net/filtering-pol.html

http://opennet.net/research/profiles/venezuela

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~ by Jason Unruhe on 2011 04 17.

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