Freedom on the Net 2011 Report issued #freedom #freeculture

Freedom House has released Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media – a new study on encroachments on internet freedom worldwide.

The study found that Estonia had the greatest degree of internet freedom among the countries examined, while the United States ranked second. Iran received the lowest score in the analysis. Eleven other countries received a ranking of Not Free, including Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand. A number of important countries are seen as particularly vulnerable to deterioration in the coming 12 months: Jordan, Russia, Thailand, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.