Hillary Clinton urges to free the internet

Hillary-ClintonThe US secretary of State, Hillary Clinton feels that there needs to be more liberty regarding speech online and internet companies like Google, should not support "politically-motivated censorship."

Though it didn't come as a surprise when she opposed censorship and supported free speech; however there was little in Mrs. Clinton's speech at the Newseum journalism museum in Washington DC that suggested any action will be taken again unwanted regimes.

The Chinese authorities were urged by Hillary to scrutinize the alleged cyber-attacks on Google and warned that countries restricting access to online information risk "walling themselves off from the progress of the next century".

There are total 12 enemies of internet, out which China is the one, as identified by press freedom campaigners Reporters Without Borders. Saudi Arabia, Burma, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam are the rest.

In her speech, Mrs. Clinton criticized several of those countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, emphasizing on the growing censorship of the internet by repressive regimes.

There were other countries which were placed under supervision for using draconian measures to control freedom of expression online. The names of those countries are Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Eritrea, Malaysia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Zimbabwe.