Internet Freedom Falls for Fifth Year in Row

Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as more governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media, a survey showed Wednesday. The annual report by non-government watchdog Freedom House said the setbacks were especially noticeable in the Middle East, reversing gains seen in the Arab Spring.Read More

Internet Freedom Has Improved in India

Internet freedom has “improved” in India in the last one year due to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the IT Act, a US-based independent watchdog has said, placing the world’s largest democratic country under “partly free” category. “Internet freedom improved in India for the second consecutive year in 2015, even as more governments worldwideRead More