Saturday, June 10, 2006

OpenNet Initiative

The OpenNet Inititative is a collaborative programme between four academic insitutions "to investigate and challenge state filtration and surveillance practices."

"Our approach applies methodological rigor to the study of filtration and surveillance blending empirical case studies with sophisticated means for technical verification. Our aim is to generate a credible picture of these practices at a national, regional and corporate level, and to excavate their impact on state sovereignty, security, human rights, international law, and global governance."

The OpenNet website includes research publications, case studies, a blog, and a selection of useful external links. Recent research papers include investigations into the state control of information environments in the Republic of Yemen and Myanmar. (via the Scout Report)