Irrepressible.info uses internet censorship to defeat itself. We are asking people to display a badge on their site or emails, a badge that contains a fragment of web content that somebody somewhere has tried to suppress. So every time you send an email or someone visits your site, you are spreading this information further – doing exactly what the censors are trying to prevent. Every time someone new sees your badge, you’ll be helping to defeat censorship – and they in turn can click on it to sign the pledge and join the campaign.
The first case they are profiling in that of jailed Chinese journalist Shi Tao. Visit irrepressible.info or observer.co.uk/amnesty/ for more information.
The pledge: “I believe the internet should be a force for political freedom, not repression. People have the right to seek and receive information and to express their peaceful beliefs online without fear or interference. I call on governments to stop the unwarranted restriction of freedom of expression on the internet, and on companies to stop helping them do it.”
Sign up through observer.co.uk/amnesty/.
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