One of my hottest campaigns these days is internet censorship. Many of you know that the internet is a wonderful and powerful tool for human rights work.. But do you also know that it is one of the most powerful tool for governments to monitor their citizens.. Do you also know that some of our top software companies help them to do it?? Companies who are taking our money and smiling all the way to the bank are helping governments like Vietnam, Bahrain, Egypt, China and Tunisia to spy on their people, to censor their words and their actions, and to prohibit them from visiting sites that could help them to overcome it.. Sites like the new human rights search engines. you can help actually by posting snippets of forbidden information on your own site.. and by taking the pledge for internet freedom.
"The Internet is a new frontier in the struggle for human rights. Governments – with the help of some of the biggest IT companies in the world – are cracking down on freedom of expression.
Amnesty International, with the support of The Observer UK newspaper, is launching a campaign to show that online or offline the human voice and human rights are impossible to repress."
Freedom of speech and expression is one of the most fundamental rights that we enjoy as humans.