Clinton to challenge Internet censorship in policy address
Posted in: Censorship at 22/01/2010 02:25
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will raise the issue of Google's ongoing battles in China in a broad policy address on Internet freedom she plans to make Thursday in Washington, D.C.
But the main focus of the speech will be to articulate America's policies for supporting and enabling unrestricted Internet access to people worldwide, a senior aide said today. The aide who previewed Clinton's remarks asked not to be idenitifed.
Clinton plans to stump for global Net freedom
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is preparing to deliver a major speech on Thursday elevating the importance of Internet freedom and placing the influence of the United States' diplomacy behind efforts to protect it, according to multiple people who have been briefed on the speech's contents.
Clinton's speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., is intended to announce that support for online liberty and press freedom will become a State Department priority and will address the importance of cybersecurity, people who have been briefed said. For example, the U.S. could be prepared to require countries to declare support for basic principles around Internet freedom as part of the conditions for receiving foreign aid, sources told CNET News.
Clinton blasts China, others for internet blocks [AP]
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is criticizing China and other nations for restricting Internet access and erecting other electronic barriers to the free flow of information.
In a wide-ranging speech on internet freedom, Clinton said that in the last year there has been what she called a "spike in threats to the free flow of information."