This article was originally published on December 4, 2012.
Internet is a fast growing network connecting more than 2 billion people around the world.
Through internet everyone can share their views, learn, create and much more.
Internet is shaping the modern world providing a great freedom to express our thoughts to the world.
The open and free internet is not controlled by anyone. But today the open and free internet is not supported by all governments.
Freedom on internet is slowly fading away in past few years.
Sources say 42 countries filter and censor the contents of internet.
In past two years, governments have passed 19 laws that are affecting the freedom of expression on internet. Governments are making a closed-door meeting with ITU this December 2012 to regulate these content on the internet.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an United Nations agency responsible for coordinating the global cooperation and use of information and communication technologies is re-negotiating the communications treaty.
Any changes to this treaty will have an impact on the internet freedom. New proposals will allow governments to censor the content on the internet. This will limit the spread of any information on the internet.
ITU takes these confidential decisions along with governments. People and companies have no rights to take part in voting these decisions.
Now people from all over the the world are raising their voices against these government regulations on the internet. Google has supported this cause and wants everyone to raise their voice.
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