INTERNET FREEDOM: A BACKGROUND PAPER
by Shanthi Kalathil
Prepared for The Aspen Institute International Digital Economy Accords (IDEA) Project
As use of the Internet has grown exponentially around the world, so too have concerns about its defining attribute as a free and open means of communication. Around the world, countries, companies and citizens are grappling with thorny issues of free expression, censorship, and trust. With starkly different visions for the Internet developing, this era presents challenges – and also opportunities – for those who wish to ensure the Internet remains a backbone of liberty and economic growth.