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.

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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.

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