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Thursday, September 05, 2002

Reporters Without Borders today issued a report, The Internet on Probation, identifying Western democracies that suppress digital freedom of expression in the name of national security, and documenting the recent security measures most harmful to democratic rights. The United States, United Kingdom, and European Union are all on the list. Quoting the report: "One year after the tragic events in New York and Washington, the Internet can be added to the list of 'collateral damage' caused by the general spate of security measures. As a result, basic cyber-freedoms have been cut back." Today's AP is running a short summary of the report.