Special Issue "Undeterred Communication"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2013)
Dr. Joss Wright
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS, UK
Interests: privacy; privacy-enhancing technologies; anonymous communications; censorship; chinese internet
The internet is often presented as a uniquely free and open medium for global communications, operating outside of the restrictions of traditional states and institutions. While this view may have held some truth in the early development of the internet, it is certainly no longer the case. The majority of nation states around the world, from the authoritarian to the liberal, engage in filtering or censorship of the internet and, increasingly, the private companies that make up the the networks and services we use are following suit.
This special issue seeks to explore freedom of communications on the internet – the extent to which this freedom exists and the extent to which it is compromised, as well as the means and methods by which communications can be restricted and how these restrictions can be circumvented. Particular topics of interest are the nature and extent of internet censorship around the globe, in worldwide or regional scope; measures and metrics for censorship, as well as methodologies for its detection and analysis; analysis of the effects of censorship and surveillance, both on networks and on the people that use them; and tools and techniques for anonymous and unobservable communications and censorship-resistance, how they are used, how they are blocked, and how they can be developed and communicated.
Dr. Joss Wright
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