“Anti-Censorship Shelter” launched by Reporters Without Borders

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders on Friday launched “Anti-Censorship Shelter,” a more secure communication technology for journalists and online dissidents.

“At a time when online filtering and surveillance is becoming more and more widespread, we are making an active commitment to an Internet that is unrestricted and accessible to all by providing the victims of censorship with the means of protecting their online information,” the press freedom organisation said.

The Shelter provides free encryption software with information particularly for those who want to bypass Internet censorship.

According to Reporters Without Borders, “around 60 countries are currently subject to some form of online censorship and that Internet filtering is in effect in around 40 of them. About 120 netizens (bloggers, Internet users, and citizen journalists) are currently in prison worldwide.”