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World Day Against Cyber Censorship: March 12

World Day Against Cyber Censorship: March 12

‘World Day Against Cyber Censorship’ is an online event held each year on March 12.

It is to rally support for a single, unrestricted Internet that is accessible to all and to draw attention to the ways that governments around the world are deterring and censoring free speech online.

About its history

The day was first observed on 12 March 2008 at the request of Reporters Without Borders (Paris-based international NGO) and Amnesty International.

The annual event is symbolized by a logo created by Reporters Without Borders consisting of a computer mouse breaking free from a chain.

Starting in 2010, Reporters Without Borders awards an annual Netizen Prize on World Day Against Cyber Censorship that recognizes an Internet user, blogger, cyber-dissident, or group who has made a notable contribution to the defence of online freedom of expression.

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