Cuba, Venezuela on Reporters Without Borders' cyber censorship watch-list

In recognition of the World Day against Cyber-Censorship, held March 12, the organization Reporters Without Borders gave out its annual award for online media and released a new list of countries named as "Internet enemies," including Cuba, reported the Associated Press and Telegraf.

As "repressive regimes have intensified censorship," and WikiLeaks and other issues related to national security are "challenging democratic countries' support to online free speech," Reporters Without Borders has updated not just a list of "Internet enemies," but also "countries under surveillance," including Venezuela.

The organization's 2011 Netizen Prize went to Tunisian bloggers to highlight the role of social media in the Arab world revolutions and protests, Bloomberg said.

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Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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