The Citizen Lab is the recipient of this year’s press freedom award of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF), The 13th annual Press Freedom Award goes to a Canadian person or group who has defended or advanced the cause of freedom of expression. The Citizen Lab team, based at the Munk Centre for [...]
The Citizen Lab is proud and humbled by the announcement that we are the recipient of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) 2010 Vox Libera Award. The announcement stated “The Citizen Lab was selected for its dedication to free expression and access to information online. World leaders in the field of “hacktivism,” the Citizen [...]
A basement in the gray, Gothic heart of the University of Toronto is home to the CSI of cyberspace. “We are doing free expression forensics,” says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, based at the Munk Centre for International Studies. Deibert and his team of academics and students investigate in real time governments and [...]
We are pleased to announce a new project this summer in the Citizen Lab, called the “Global Network Initiative Monitor” or “GNI Monitor” for short. The project’s mission statement can be downloaded here. The project will combine technical and contextual research methods to measure compliance of both participants and non-participants to the GNI principles, as [...]
Amnesty international is having an event on Wednesday June 6th in the UK that I’m speaking at by webcast. The event is called “irrepressible.info” and is about threats to freedom of speech and access to information online. You can read more about it here Leading up to the event, I wrote an editorial comment that [...]
Peter Wilson of the Vancouver Sun put together a lengthy feature article on the ways in which freedom of information exchange is being undermined on the Internet. I provided some background info and input. The not-so-free Internet: From Chinese filtering to police access in Canada, governments are trying to regulate the Internet. But technology has [...]
Our own Nart Villeneuve of the Citizen Lab has had his blog, Internet Censorship Explorer nominated for Freedom of Expression Blog Award by RSF. You can vote for him in the international category here. Well done Meta!
I participated in a panel organized by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and World Press Photo 04 on October 13 to discuss how the Internet is being policed and the impact this has on freedom of expression. Part of the events surrounding the World Press Photo exhibit in Toronto.
On Thursday, I went to the 2003 Press Freedom Awards hosted by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression — a very worthy organization. It was great to see Alberto Barillas of Guatemala co-receive the award along with Xu Wei, the Chinese dissident sentenced to prison for 10 years for posting “illegal” information on the Internet. [...]