As digital technology continues to transform the culture of activism and access to information - from revolution in Egypt to reporting on the secret services in Russia - Index on Censorship assesses the ways and means of using new media to get the word out and asks if the United States is internet freedom's best friend.
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Jo Glanville is Director of English PEN and joined the organization in September 2012 from Index on Censorship, where she served as an award-winning Editor since 2006.
Editorial - Jo Glanville PART ONE: DISPATCHES Speak No Evil - Kamila Shamsie Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws Are a Tool for Persecution Do Not Disturb - Charles Young The Trouble with Malta and Censorship The Urge to Classify - David L Sobel Wikileaks, Obama and Transparency Days of Anger - Salawa Ismail The Uprising in Egypt Was Not Unexpected PART TWO: THE NET EFFECT Taming Cyberspace - Evgeny Morozov The Pressure Is Growing for Greater Surveillance Online Tools of Resistance - Jillian C York Egyptians Strike back Route to Revolution - Ashraf Khalil Digital Activism Is Now a Way of Life in Egypt Crowd Control - Hu Yong China's Microbloggers are Playing a Long Game Storm in a Haystack - Danny O'Brien The Cautionary Tale of a Program that Didn't Live up to Its Spin Open Secrets - Andrei Soldatov & Irina Borogan Exposing a Closed World to Scrutiny Going Local - Ivan Sigal The Future of Freedom Online Surviving Lukashenko - James Kirchick Alternative Media Tactics in Belarus A Round-up of Technology and Censorship Stories