World Day Against Cyber Censorship Date in the current year: March 12, 2017

World Day Against Cyber Censorship Every year an event called World Day Against Cyber Censorship is held online. This event was organized to support a single Internet without restrictions and emphasize how governments around the world deter and censor free speech online.

World Day Against Cyber Censorship was observed for the first time in 2008, when the Reporters Without Boundaries and Amnesty International sent an observation request to the Chief Executive Officers of Yahoo!, Google, Inc., and Microsoft Corporation.

World Day Against Cyber Censorship established its own award – Netizen Prize, that is presented to all Internet users, cyber-dissidents, bloggers or a group who has made a notable contribution to the defense of online freedom of speech and expression.

Another notable feature of World Day Against Cyber Censorship is a list of the enemies of the Internet. The first list was made in 2006 and it included 13 countries, where news and information online were censored, as well as Internet users were systematically repressed.

Remind me with Google Calendar

Category

International Observances

Tags

world day against cyber censorship, freedom of speech, netizen prize, list of the enemies of the internet