World Affairs

Internet Freedom: A Background Paper

October 17, 2010  • IDEA Project Editor


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.

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