[IRPCoalition] Fwd: Increasing Net Censorship #FreedomOfExpression

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Sun Jul 12 17:30:41 EEST 2020

Dear all,

Sharing Salanieta’s email below.

Best wishes,

> Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro" <salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com>
> Subject: Increasing Net Censorship #FreedomOfExpression
> Date: 4 July 2020 at 23:43:41 BST
> To: salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
> Hi Guys,
> Trusting that this email finds you well and in good spirits. 
> Happy Birthday to the King of Tonga and Happy 4th of July to all my American friends. 
> This week, the United Human Rights Council have been presiding and it was shocking to hear that 1 billion children are victims of some form of violence. In a world, where the population is at 7.6 billion, that in itself is a startling figure.
> I also share the Guidelines regarding the implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and the controversies during the debate and public consultation last year that resulted in draft guidelines in one of the pieces.
> This week, the world saw Finland take down the "Blue Swastika" off their Air Force emblem. To give a bit of context, the swastika has long been associated with xenophobia and Anti Semitic material.
> Last week, Graham Linehan, an Irish writer was banned from Twitter following a comment he made. I thought it would be useful to revisit some fundamental principles and also discuss various aspects of Freedom of Expression particularly in terms of how it impacts the internet. What is acceptable in certain cultures is perceived as obscene or offensive by others but that is another story. 
> To this end, I wrote a three part series:
> Freedom of Expression Part 1: Hate Speech, Linehan, Trans as a Protected Class in California, visit this link <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200704-freedom-of-expression-part-1-hate-speech-linehan-trans/>.
> Freedom of Expression Part 2: Blocking, Filtering and Removing Online Content, visit this link <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200704-freedom-of-expression-part-2-blocking-filtering-removing-content/> .
> Freedom of Expression Part 3: Child Pornography, Manga, Anime and Obscene Publication, visit this link <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200704-freedom-of-expression-part-3-child-pornography-manga-anime/>.

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