This week's editor

James Ron

James Ron hosts this week's openGlobalRights theme: public opinion and human rights.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Proposals for a 'voluntary' web-blocking scheme leaked

Proposals for a ‘voluntary’ web-blocking scheme, put forward by a group of rightsholders, have allegedly been leaked from discussions with the UK minister for Communications, Culture and the Creative Industries

Who decides what we access on the Internet?: Web blocking and its dangers

Another March, another web blocking proposal. The Guardian reported last week that Ed Vaizey MP, one of the ministers in charge of the UK's internet policy, has been hosting discussions between Internet Service Providers and the music and film industries about a 'voluntary code' to facilitate the blocking of websites related to file-sharing.
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