Google goes to Azerbaijan to fight for Internet freedom
Posted in: Governance at 06/11/2012 16:41
No, the Google logo is not getting a camo redo. Nor are Google engineers doffing hoodies and donning helmets.
But Google is in Baku, Azerbijan today at the seventh annual Internet Governance Forum to make the case that a free and open internet is best for all. And with them is internet pioneer Vint Cerf.
The irony of Azerbaijan jailing journalists and activists ahead of free internet forum
Rights groups are asking Azerbaijan to release jailed journalists and activists on the eve of a United Nations summit on internet governance to be held in the country's capital city of Baku.
It's hard to miss the irony of a notedly repressive government with a reputation for cracking down on free press and expression holding this kind of international conference.