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Internet freedom 'a foreign policy issue'


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to deliver a major speech today on how the internet can spread freedom around the world. She is expected to address Google's withdrawal from China after the email accounts of human rights activists were hacked into.

Robert Amsterdam, a lawyer specialising in cases against repressive governments, and Tom Watson MP, a prominent blogger who has tabled an Early Day Motion on the Google-China issue, discuss how the internet is used by rogue governments.

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