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Global Online Freedom decreased for the fifth consecutive year, as more and more governments take electronic tracking and hit dissidents who use blogs and social networks. This is clear from the annual report of the NGO “Freedom House”.

The most visible are the restriction in the Middle East, which is in particular due to the Arab Spring. The organization found that freedom of expression on the internet fell in 32 of 65 countries by June 2014, as a “significant decline” is reported in Libya, France and Ukraine.

The study authors found that 61% of the world population lives in countries where criticism of the government, the military or ruling is subject to censorship. 58% are living in countries where bloggers and others were arrested for sharing online content in political, social and religious issues, according to the report “Freedom in the Internet 2015”.

Most impose Internet censorship is in China, Iran, Ethiopia, Cuba, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia and others. At the opposite pole are the United States, most European countries, South Africa, Canada, Australia, Japan, Argentina and others.

The new trend, according to the study, is that many governments are trying to censor information from the opposition, holding services like Google, Facebook and Twitter to remove content.

In the last year 14 of the 65 countries have enacted laws that enhance electronic monitoring. The report recognizes that online freedom is affected in France because of new restrictions determined by terrorism and a new law on monitoring.

A total of 18 countries classified as “free” online, while 28 countries as “partly free” and 19 “not free.” The survey covered 65 countries.

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