Amnesty International Raps Nortel

There’s always a new drama at Nortel. Amnesty International launched a global campaign yesterday against Internet repression, which it claims involves companies that aid in censorship and repression of freedom of speech. Amnesty’s hit list also includes Sun, Cisco, Yahoo! and Google. “From Iran to the Maldives and Cuba to Vietnam, governments are both cracking down on those who use the Internet to communicate their ways and denying citizens access to its wealth of information,” Amnesty said. “Web users are locked up, Internet cafes are shut down, chat rooms are policed and blogs deleted. Websites are blocked, foreign news banned, and search engines filter out sensitive results.” Nortel has also been cited by human rights activists for a contract it has with the Chinese Ministry of Railways to build a wireless network into Tibet.


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