Control and freedom of the Internet

Challenges faced by the government

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Abstract

The Internet has become a popular medium now because it provides many benefits to users, though at the same time it also carries negative effects, especially to developing countries, such as sedition, pornography, defamation and cyber crime. Therefore, this study focuses on the control and freedom of the Internet system and the challenges faced by the government. The main focus of this paper is to see whether the government face challenges in controlling the content of the Internet. This study uses two theories, namely the theory of media development and media dependency theory as a guideline for the study. Qualitative approach such as in-depth interviews were chosen as research methodology to obtain the qualitative data. The study found that there are several challenges faced by the government in controlling the misuse of Internet, such as Internet domain registration, difficulties in identifying suspects, false registration, development of technology and content monitoring aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-252
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Asian Pacific Communication
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • challenges
  • control
  • freedom
  • government
  • Internet misuse

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Control and freedom of the Internet : Challenges faced by the government. / Pitchan, Muhammad Adnan; Wan Mahmud, Wan Amizah; Sannussi, Shahrul Nazmi; Salman, Ali.

In: Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2015, p. 243-252.

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