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Global Censorship

Shifting Modes, Persisting Paradigms
Pranesh Prakash, Nagla Rizk, Carlos Affonso Souza
Type: Print Book
Genre: Law, Politics & Society
Language: English
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Freedom of expression depends not only on the mere absence of restrictions, but also on infrastructures of free expression, which are open and accessible.

Taking that idea as its starting point, this book traces the metamorphosis of the methods and modes used by states—and private corporations—to shape and to control speech, hastened, as it has been, by the emergence of digital publics.
In a series of ten case studies covering eight countries—China, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Brazil, and the United States of America—and two essays that provide an overall theoretical framework for these changes, this book reveals some of the changes we are seeing in the nature of censorship itself, and also reveals how things have not changed.

This book—the fourth in the Access to Knowledge (A2K) series published by the Access to Knowledge Global Academy (A2KGA)—has its origins both in the A2KGA network and a meeting—the Global Censorship Conference organized at Yale University in 2012. The A2KGA is an informal network of academic and research centres—based in Brazil, China, Egypt, India, South Africa, and the United States of America—committed to research, education, and policy advice promoting access to knowledge, and has previously published books on Access to Knowledge in India, in Brazil, and in Egypt.

About the Authors

Pranesh Prakash is a Policy Director at — and was part of the founding team of — the Centre for Internet and Society, a Bangalore-based non-profit that engages in research and policy advocacy. He is also the Legal Lead at Creative Commons India, and has been an Access to Knowledge Fellow at the Yale Law School's Information Society Project, and on the Executive Committee of the NCUC at ICANN. In 2014 he was selected by Forbes India for its inaugural "30 under 30"​ list of young achievers, and in 2012 he was nominated as an Internet Freedom Fellow by the U.S. government.

His research interests converge at the intersections of technology, culture, economics and the law. His current work focusses on interrogating, promoting, and engaging with policymakers on the areas of access to knowledge (primarily copyright reform), 'openness' (including open government data, open standards, free/libre/open source software, and open access), freedom of expression, privacy and Internet governance. He is a prominent voice on these issues, with the newspaper Mint calling him “one of the clearest thinkers in this area”, and his research having been quoted in the Indian parliament.

He has a degree in arts and law from the National Law School in Bangalore, and while there he helped found the Indian Journal of Law and Technology.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789352540112
Publisher: Access to Knowledge Global Academy
Number of Pages: 226
Dimensions: 6"x9"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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