ONI's summarized global Internet filtering data was last updated on 20 September 2013.
In 2006, Reporters without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF), a Paris-based international non-governmental organization that advocates freedom of the press, started publishing a list of "Enemies of the Internet".
Regulation is heavy with strong state involvement in the telecommunications and media market.
Most users who post online media practice a degree of self-censorship prompted by fears of regulatory prosecution.
Through 2010 the Open Net Initiative had documented Internet filtering by governments in over forty countries worldwide.