Reporters Without Borders

According to Reporters Without Borders, 45 countries they had restricted access of the citizens to the Internet, normally, forcing them to subscribe it contracts of Internet services, that can filter sites offensive regimes authoritarian recognizes the benefits of the Internet for the economic growth, but, at the same time they feel – threatened by the degree, without precedents, of liberty of speech. The Chinese authorities, block the access the sites that are considered subversive for the government. This was only partially efficient, however, and Chinese activists have found forms to slide information passing the controls. For example, the publishers of the VIP Reference, based on Washington an electronic magazine with articles and assays on the democratic and econmica evolution in China, email its electrnico bulletin directamente for addresses in the interior of China. The email is sent of a different address every day to receive email. Perhaps moreover, it is delivers to the addresses, compiled from public and commercial lists, in way that the addressees can deny to have subscript deliberately. From January of 1999, about 250.000 people they had received the publication pro-democracy, in the one in 10.000 yuan (little more than US $ 1,000) and confiscated its informticos equipment and of telephone. Lin was the first person condemned in China for subversive use of the Internet.

It alleged that he was only in a business and not erapoliticamente active. ‘ ‘ During the conflict of the Kosovo, in the Jugoslvia people they had had total access to the Internet, including occidental notice. In April of 1999, Washington Post told that, in accordance with British E.U and employees, the governments of controlled NATO all the four suppliers of access to the Internet in the Jugoslvia and kept them open for the effect of propagation of disinformation and propaganda. The Post also affirmed that Belgrade, with> a population of 1,5 million, had about 100.000 people without linkings to the Internet its proper linkings cannot have access the Internet coffees.