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Australia Ranked Fourth In Internet Freedom 221

Posted by timothy
from the have-you-seen-our-town's-giant-blindfold? dept.
mjwx writes "A report published by Freedom House has placed Australia in fourth in Internet Freedom, below Estonia, the United States and Germany. Freedom House highlights the lack of actual censorship in Australia pointing out that the highly unpopular proposed ISP level censorship has been shelved since the 2010 Australian election. The Freedom House report is available here."
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Australia Ranked Fourth In Internet Freedom

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 22, 2011 @12:16AM (#35903482)

    I hear it heils from another epoch.

    HAR HAR HAR see what I did thar?

  • China (Score:5, Funny)

    by koxkoxkox (879667) on Friday April 22, 2011 @02:03AM (#35903890)

    What rank is China ? Is there anyone below ?

    I would love to RTFA, but I can't access the report myself. They must have some technical difficulties in Beijing these days, because freedomhouse.org seems to be unavailable.

  • by Provocateur (133110) on Friday April 22, 2011 @04:31AM (#35904356) Homepage

    Why did it choose to mention who is number Four, as opposed to, say, number 26 on the charts? Why not say "US leads in Internet Freedom"? Is there a private conversation here that /.'ers aren't seeing? Or do I need my morning coffee?

    "Yes. When you read the headline and it says, so and so is number four, it means, We attack at dawn. If it says, so and so leads in freedom, that's the signal to Abort the mission. If it mentions Estonia in the headline, that simply means His Highness prefers pepperoni, hold off and we'll decide tomorrow.

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