USA against Australia’s filter plan</li></ul>“It will be mandatory for all internet service providers to provide clean feeds…<br /> -Stephen Conroy, <br />Minister of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy<br />
Australian Media Climate<br /><ul><li>More conservative</li></ul>Example: Neda Agha-Soltan’s death<br /><ul><li>Culture related</li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn0lwGk4u9o<br />
Conclusion<br /><ul><li>Government legislations to censor the internet apply to all countries
The level of internet censorship reflects the degree of democracy of that country.
Australia’s censorship is stricter than most of the other western countries. </li></li></ul><li>Questions<br />To what extent do you believe “information should be free”?<br />As a future journalist, will you obey the government’s regulation of not reporting some certain news, or will you insist to reveal the truth to the public? <br />The inherently independent and viral nature of twitter makes it almost impossible to regulate, and because individuals are involved instead of media houses, they cannot be influenced or swayed so easily. That’s why whether it likes this or not, the government will have to learn to live in the new realigned world where individual opinion makers have a lot of power, and their tweets are being seen by hundreds of thousands of subscribers.<br />What do you think about it with regard to the internet censorship and the influence of social network such as Twitter and Facebook?<br />