Georgia among world’s top 10 with freedom on net

  • Freedom House reported that the internet and social media in particular, continued to be effective tools to share diverse content and for advocacy in Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 5 Nov 2019 - 22:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is among the world’s top ten countries, which enjoy freedom on the net, based on the Freedom House report released earlier today.

The Freedom on the Net report assessed 65 countries between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

Authorities generally respected digital rights in Georgia during the coverage period, which saw the enactment of a new constitution that guarantees the right to internet access”, it says about Georgia.

It further noted that “threats to internet freedom persisted on a number of fronts”. “While access increased, the growth was sluggish”, the report says.

However, the report explains that the government “does not place any restrictions on internet connectivity, and the backbone internet infrastructure is owned and operated by private companies” in Georgia.

Georgian users do not face restrictions in accessing websites, uploading or downloading content, hosting their own websites, and contacting other users via forums, social media platforms, and communications apps”, Freedom House reports.

It also says that “the internet, and social media in particular, continued to be effective tools to share diverse content and for advocacy”.

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