For Immediate Release
Canada Tibet Committee commends Google
(Montreal, Wednesday, 13 January 2010) – The Canada Tibet Committee (CTC) commends Google’s decision to draw a line with the Government of China over ongoing cyber-espionage operating from within China’s border against domestic and international human rights activists, and its immediate decision to cease censoring results at google.cn.
“Google has chosen to show the leadership that we can only hope its peers will heed,” said CTC Executive Director Dermod Travis. “Chinese citizens should be free to interpret events and history as they choose without interference from their rulers in Beijing. No government has the right to erase knowledge or history for its own political ends.”
The CTC contrasted Google’s decisions yesterday with those of Microsoft’s search engine Bing.com which not only embraces China’s Great Firewall, but also applies identical censorship rules to its Chinese search engine worldwide.
The Canada Tibet Committee is an independent non-governmental organisation of Tibetans and non-Tibetans living in Canada, who are concerned about the continuing human rights violations and lack of democratic freedom in Tibet.
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