Freedom of Expression in cyberspace: Internet Filtering and Censorship

6 December 2008 - A Workshop on Human Rights in Hyderabad, India


Based on UNESCO’s consistent efforts in advocating free flow of information and freedom of expression in cyberspace, the workshop continues to explore the latest challenges to openness and freedom of expression on the Internet and identify the implications of governmental and other Internet content regulation particularly by direct implementation of filtering and content censorship. The workshop also seeks to develop strategies and methods to minimize repressive forms of content regulation, and examine how countries with different notions of legal and illegal content can reconcile these differences in a way that maximizes the freedom and value of the Internet.