By Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT Press|MIT Press||Adult NonfictionComputer TechnologyLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 05.06.2012Street date: 05.06.2012
Experts study censorship, surveillance, and resistance throughout Asia, from China and India to Malaysia and the Philippines.
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As Ramasoota shows, cyberspace contests are particularly acute around major events and traumatic political episodes. Ramasoota documents how an emerging online public sphere in Thailand quickly became threatened following a military coup in the country with the introduction of more restrictive laws and regulations. However, civic groups have challenged these laws vigorously and through various methods in ways that demonstrate a continued vitality of the civil society sector. In the access-contested phase, the regulation that states imposed in the earlier phases is giving rise to strong responses from civil society, from other states, and also from the private sector.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the IGF president seems loath to annoy the member state, perhaps for fear of stirring up yet more animosity toward the IGF. But the quiet show of authority does not go unchallenged—documented by dozens of social-media-enabled activists and attendees, accounts of the event ripple outward to become a media storm. A little over a year later, events in Egypt take a dramatic turn as the country is embroiled in protests. 1 While the country is effectively severed from the Internet, supporters of the Egyptian demonstrators worldwide share strategies on repairing the broken connections.
In chapter 3, Vee Vian Thien takes a different tack on Malaysia, showing how heavy-handed state controls in the traditional sector, combined with intimidation and arrests, have unintentionally bolstered resistance from the blogosphere. Her analysis is mirrored to a certain degree in chapter 5 by Pirongrong Ramasoota on cyberspace controls in Thailand. As Ramasoota shows, cyberspace contests are particularly acute around major events and traumatic political episodes. Ramasoota documents how an emerging online public sphere in Thailand quickly became threatened following a military coup in the country with the introduction of more restrictive laws and regulations.
Access Contested. Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace by Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT Press|MIT Press||Adult NonfictionComputer TechnologyLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 05.06.2012Street date: 05.06.2012