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Top 10 Countries That Censor The Internet


Committee to Protect Journalists recently decided to undertake an analysis of freedom of speech in different countries. The emphasis in this study was placed in Asia and the Middle East, while the rest were considered. As it turned out, in many countries, Internet generally prohibited, and if allowed, only in Internet cafes, which are controlled by special public services. Journalists have compiled a list of 10 countries where the Internet business is very bad.
Turkmenistan
In this country the Internet - an incredible benefit for most people, where the network connection is several times larger than the average wage. This happens not because of difficulties with the inclusion of Turkmenistan in the overall network infrastructure, and by the actions of the government, which seeks to make the Internet inaccessible to its citizens.
In this country the only service provider - the government, which also blocks a lot of sites plus is spying on all accounts of its citizens in the postal services as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and others. In addition, the sites belonging to organizations for the protection of human rights (other countries) are blocked in this country, plus the blocked sites of major news agencies.
Vietnam
The authorities of the country requesting information on Yahoo, Google, Microsoft about its citizens who are working with the services of these companies. The Government has established a special body, the leading monitor the performance of their citizens on the Internet, including the placement of content, communication by e-mail. In addition, Vietnam blocked sites that are not satisfied with the government, including those that belong to international governmental organizations.
Tunisia
Providers of this country must report to the government of citizens who regularly work in the network. As for bloggers, the base of their names, passwords, IP, email addresses, personal data is being transferred to the providers and relevant government agencies, too, on a regular basis. All traffic going in and out of the country controlled by the government, which checks if not every letter, then close to it. Tunisia is blocking thousands of websites that are not satisfied with the government.Also prohibited by torrents and other file-sharing is prohibited even FTP-protocol.
Syria
Any blogger who expresses his disapproval of the government, or at least hints at it, at once arrested. In addition, sites where there is criticism of the existing regime was blocked. The owners of Syrian internet cafes are required to identify their customers, ie write their names, while working in a network, communicating this information to the government.
China
In this country one of the major programs on the network censor. A lot of providers operating in China are required to install filters that block sites that are not pleasing to the government, destroy the same content and to monitor the email traffic. China blocks Internet content that is objectionable to the Government of topics, including relations with Tibet, Taiwan, etc.
Iran
Bloggers who criticize the government or religious figures of the country, delaying the police and they are held "explanatory conversations." The government requires that every person who has a blog in Iran, registered the resource in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. The government blocks sites, criticizing the regime of governance. Especially monitored sites of women's rights, in addition, blocked online stores.
Saudi Arabia
Around 400 000 sites blocked by the Government. The number of blocked sites include political, social and religious themes. A survey conducted in 2004, Saudi Arabia is extremely aggressive to sites with pornography, gambling sites, and sites where Islam is discussed.
Cuba
It would seem, "Island of Freedom", but the Internet is readily accessible. Generally speaking, in Cuba, one of the lowest prevalence rates among the PC community. Citizens use the Internet through government access points, which are monitored for each IP. Content filter, checked the history of the network. Only bloggers and officials who support the regime are allowed to upload content to the network.
Burma
It generally censored everything. Internet there is little, and the existing access point is very tightly controlled by the government, including e-mail, plus cut off the sites where there is the slightest mention of human rights. Clearly, blocked and sites belonging to the political opposition (these sites are located and are filled outside of Burma - in the country is simply not possible).
North Korea
This is generally one of the most closed countries in the world where the Internet - something that is not available to mere mortals. Of all the North Koreans have access to 4% of the population, it is only a few hundred thousand people, among them mostly military and government officials. The government controls everything and everyone on the Internet - for example, citizens simply can not have a site like this is done in any other country. Blogging is generally not allowed in North Korea, and all downloadable content is checked relevant security agencies.

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