Fighting the bastards

A blog post and news article from The Economist about the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008 in Budapest.

Around 200 people from every corner of the globe have gathered here in Hungary. I’ll be writing much more over the coming days and weeks about the event, but it’s been fascinating to discuss online censorship issues with activists from Belarus, Kenya, Iran, Egypt and many others.

The sense of community is something to behold and despite our many differences there is a belief that overcoming filtering and human rights abuses is universal.

This is something to happen both online and in the real world.

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