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Global Internet Freedom

Rep. Chris Cox (R-Calif.) issued a press release on October 2 announcing the introduction of H.R. 5524, cited as the Global Internet Freedom Act, to defeat Internet jamming and censorship around the world. Specific reference is made in the bill to Saudi Arabia, Syria, Cuba and other countries that actively prevent citizens from freely accessing information on the Internet.
In addition, the legislation calls for the establishment of the Office of Global Internet Freedom within the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB). The IBB is funded by the U.S. government and administers non-military broadcasting services around the world.
See also this report, Documentation of Internet Filtering Worldwide, authored by Jonathan Zittrain and Benjamin Edelman, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School.

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