internet

  • July 31, 2017

    The International Federation of Journalists has called on the Government of China to clarify the usage of privately-run VPNs (Virtual Private Network) in China. The IFJ also called on China to end its attempt to control and stifle the free flow of information in the online space.

  • April 7, 2015

    The Church of Scotland has highlighted the price paid by the one in five Scots households who do not have internet access.

  • January 5, 2015

    For as long as there has been organised government, there has been satire. From Aristophanes to Steve Bell, power has been mocked: it is a mark of the spirit of freedom.

  • March 24, 2014

    Amnesty International has called on the Turkish authorities to immediately reverse a "draconian" decision to block the Twitter social media site.

  • December 12, 2013

    A campaign against internet censorship has gone viral on Twitter, with hundreds of thousands of posts trending under the #CensoredUK hashtag.

  • August 5, 2013

    As the huge media coverage of internet abuse has made clear (not least the appalling targeting of women on Twitter and other social media platforms), when public conversation is debased, we all suffer - though those at the sharp end suffer most.

  • August 4, 2013

    Starting with 25 January 2011, symbolic date of the Egyptian revolution, and 30 June 2013, the symptomatic date of a ‘coup’ or ‘second revolution’, the internet has been full of observations, cogitations, explanations and justifications about events in Cairo, Ismailia, Suez, Alexandria, Sinai and other parts of this history-rich country. Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian looks at what is happening, and the varied responses it has elicited.

  • November 16, 2012

    Cyber-activists have pledged to struggle back online against the Israeli government's attempt to isolate Gaza digitally by cutting off the territory's Internet.

  • November 12, 2012

    Proposals to place the internet under the control of a UN technical body could restrict political freedoms and harm civil society, the TUC has warned.

  • June 14, 2012

    Plaid Cymru have accused the UK's coalition government of attempting to create a “surveillance state” with plans to monitor social network sites, emails and phone calls.