Czech Republic Among Least-Censored Nations On Internet

Online censorship: A global map and ranking of every country’s Internet restrictions

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Published on 03.07.2017 11:15 (updated on 03.07.2017)

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky
Published on 03.07.2017 11:15 (updated on 03.07.2017)

Online censorship is the latest battleground in the fight for freedom of information, and every country is handling it differently.

The Czech Republic has the twenty-third lowest rate of Internet censorship out of a ranking of 179 countries, according to new data released by global monitoring agency vpnMentor.

The countries with the most limited access to information are North Korea an Iran.

Infographic vpnMentor
Infographic vpnMentor

The Czech Republic, like most European countries, has a relatively low rate of Internet restrictions, particularly when it comes to access to the BitTorrent network, which is used to download files.

Freedom of speech is disrupted only by denying the communist past and the Holocaust and in the case of hate speech.

See the infographic map above to see complete restrictions by country, and where Czechia ranks in the world of online censorship or see complete global rankings here.