Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SOPA Statement

CIRI will not be joining Wikipedia in blacking out its web presence in protest of SOPA. While opposing censorship in any form as a clear human rights violation, we feel it in the best interest of our core mission to stay online and continue to make available our ratings of government respect for human rights across the world.

That said, we provide  -- in solidarity--  the following link to an Electronic Frontier Foundation analysis of how SOPA would likely constitute a violation of fundamental principles of freedom of speech: http://goo.gl/zsmOh