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Governments try to control internet

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Governments know the internet is a powerful tool for dissenting voices – that's why many of them make sure they control what their citizens can log onto.

But every government – North and South – has trouble staying ahead of the hackers who try to break the laws and post information that would be treated with caution by established media.

Heather Ford is an expert on freedom of speech and the internet and gives an overview of government attitudes around the world.

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09/02/2003

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