11th September 2012 11:10
Reporters Without Borders prepare new "virtual shelter" against censorship
Reporters without Borders have announced the launch of a "virtual shelter" to allow people to share banned and censored materials, at www.wefightcensorship.org
Ed Geraghty, Pirate Party UK International affairs spokesperson, said
"We welcome the news, it's just a shame that this sort of thing is still needed"
"Even in western democracies we're seeing a slide towards censorship; whether it's "morality filters" being applied to our internet connections, newspapers scared of publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, increasingly fatuous super-injunctions or the embarrassment that was the Twitter Joke Trial"
"And of course, in oppressive regimes things are even worse. So it's good to see the weight of Reporters Behind Borders behind the initiative. It's a welcome addition to established sites such as WikiLeaks and Cryptome.org"
"We also welcome the "hackathon" approach - transparency and openness are a real benefit to security, something our government might consider when it's looking to set up its own secure systems"
Foreign Policy Spokesperson
Pirate Party UK