Starts at 8:20.
NCAC on internet censorship on the “Listening Post” on Al-Jazeera. From Al-Jazeera:
The segment focuses on the role and responsibility of the Western companies who provide the technology to police the Internet, as well as how to get around the controls to access material that many governments do not want their citizens to see.
NCAC’s Svetlana Mintcheva’s answer:
It would be a much more interesting approach to encourage technology companies, perhaps the same companies that produce filters to also produce technologies that go around censorship, that could avoid blocks, that could access information, that could mask the origin of a dissident post. And of course, there should also be diplomatic approaches, international efforts on authoritarian regimes to allow an opening up of the internet.
What do you think?