In December 2011, we will celebrate the launch of Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace, which is the third volume from the OpenNet Initiative. Edited by Ron Deibert, John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski and Jonathan Zittrain, Access Contested examines the interplay of national security, social and ethnic identity, and resistance in Asian [...]
In wrote an article for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada about the rise of Asia’s cyberspace. ” The piece examines “how countries are responding to the challenges and opportunities of growing innovation in the region…and outlines the limited role Canada can play in shaping developments of cyberspace governance and security in Asia which will [...]
“The research collected in the volume is the product of a path-breaking interuniversity collaboration: the OpenNet Initiative. For the past five or so years, researchers around the world led by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society have been attempting to reverse engineer a record of the search terms and content forms that have been censored or filtered out of Internet communication. The book, a follow-up to the editors’ earlier Access Denied (2), explores in detail their findings, which are also available on www.opennet.net.”
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is hosting a panel conversation for the OpenNet Initiative’s new volume Access Controlled. Attending the panel discussion will be Ron Deibert, John Palfrey and Rafal Rohozinski from the ONI, and Bob Boorstin from Google. Moderating the discussion will be Mr. Moises Naim, editor of Foreign Policy magazine. Details are [...]
We have a new website for the ONI’s latest book, Access Controlled, which can be found here. We also have our first review, by Andy Greenberg of Forbes.
I participated in a live webcast and panel, organized by IDRC, on “The Potential of Open Development for Canada and Abroad,” in Ottawa, May 5th, 2010. Also on the panel were Michael Geist, Sunil Abraham, Anita Gurumurthy, and Yochai Benkler. The panel was hosted by Jesse Brown. We discussed the concept of “openness” in the [...]
Citizens, states and corporations are battling for online space. What happened to the dream of global communication? Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski report.
From Index on Censorship
“We have just finished our testing in 71 countries and have found evidence of content filtering in close to 40 countries,” said Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto and co-founder of The OpenNet Initiative. Cubans say access to online market site is blocked
CBC News CBC News has posted a news item about the OpenNet Initiative’s Middle East and North Africa reports, just released. You can read the CBC news item here. The item also mentions the Citizen Lab’s GNI Monitor project: “The Citizen Lab, which runs out of the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies, [...]
We (the OpenNet Initiative released our Middle East and North Africa research reports today. Some early press from the report here. We have put up a very useful extended Q and A here. Among the findings of the report is evidence of the use of commercial filtering products in the region. One of the manufacturers, [...]