Digital Activism, Internet Control, Transparency, Censorship, Surveillance and Human Rights: An International Perspective

  • Giovanni ZiccardiEmail author
Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 7)


This Chapter describes, from an International point of view, the situation in different countries around the world, with particular attention to the regulation of the network on the territory, the techniques used by dissidents in loco to circumvent filters and several actions brought at state level to repress protest activities on the network. The first part of the Chapter analyzes Internet legal (and censorship) issues in the main regions of the world; the second part, with a greater level of detail, analyzes some critical situations, such as those in Cuba, Burma, Saudi Arabia, India, Syria, Iran, China, Australia, in several countries of the former Soviet Union, in the Koreas and in Vietnam, or some examples of a “freedom of information” approach, like the one that happened in Iceland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department “Cesare Beccaria” Faculty of LawUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly

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