- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 06/23/14 to 06/22/15
- Focus Area
- Journalism & Media Innovation
- Knight News Challenge
- San Francisco, CA
To collect information about online censorship incidents to explore concerns about censorship and preserve freedom of expression.
As private Internet companies handle a growing amount of online communication, society faces a new set of challenges about censorship and free speech: When should governments and companies be able to remove content from a private Internet service? What policies should companies follow when dealing with copyright or censorship requests? The Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of the country’s leading advocates for an open Internet, will further develop OnlineCensorship.org. Co-founded by Jillian York and Ramzi Jaber, the project collects information about online censorship incidents. The Electronic Frontier Foundation will make use of this data to explore concerns about censorship and map a better way forward for freedom of expression online.