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Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Internet: South Korea

Publisher Reporters Without Borders
Publication Date 3 May 2006
Cite as Reporters Without Borders, Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Internet: South Korea, 3 May 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/46e690cac.html [accessed 2 August 2014]
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The country is the fourth most-wired country in the world but it excessively filters the Internet, blocking mainly pornographic sites but also publications that supposedly "disturb public order," including pro-North Korean sites. The government is very sensitive to political opinions expressed online and punishes Internet users they consider go too far. Two users were briefly detained and then fined in 2004 for posting pictures online making fun of opposition figures.

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