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Internet Censorship Measurement
Internet censorship is broadly defined as blocking access to websites, Internet outages and shutdowns, online trolling and self-censorship online. Netalitica focuses on investigating Internet blocking occurring on the network level such as blocking of websites and applications by local Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Updated Test Lists

Netalitica has updated the test lists for 48 known rivals of Internet freedom from Asia, Africa, MENA, CIS and Latin America.

Regional Test List 

Netalitica has set up test lists for entire regions. They offer the opportunity to determine the accessibility of online platforms that are popular across multiple countries in a given geographical location.

Custom Test Lists

Find here curated test lists and methodologies to examine specific features of Internet censorship regimes around the world.

Projects

Updating Citizen Lab Test Lists
Projects
Our main project – Improving Test Lists of Censored Online Content – aims to update the largest database (aka Citizen Lab Test Lists) that network measurement tools use to uncover blocking of websites in 200+ countries.
Projects
Netalitica has set up test lists for entire regions. They offer the opportunity to determine the accessibility of online platforms that are popular across multiple countries in a given geographical location.

Building Regional Test Lists

Building Regional Test Lists

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Building Regional Test Lists

Netalitica has set up test lists for entire regions. They offer the opportunity to determine the accessibility of online platforms that are popular across multiple countries in a given geographical location. Sometimes, regional powers are involved in geo-political rivalry that manifests itself into blocking each other websites. In other instances, countries may lack well developed websites of their own in a given are (e.g. social media). Often in such cases, local users flock to platforms developed by neighbouring states because they share similar languages and/or cultural norms. Using regional lists will provide you with greater opportunity to test for censorship in a given state than using the test list for that state alone. You can download here the regional lists for MENA, CIS, Latin America and Africa.

Updating Citizen Lab Test Lists
Projects
Our main project – Improving Test Lists of Censored Online Content – aims to update the largest database (aka Citizen Lab Test Lists) that network measurement tools use to uncover blocking of websites in 200+ countries.

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Updated Test Lists

Netalitica aims to improve the Citizen Lab’s test lists that network measurement tools (i.e. OONI Probe, Centinel) use to uncover blocking of websites.

 

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Internet Censorship Measurement

Netalitica aims to improve the Citizen Lab’s test lists that network measurement tools (i.e. OONI Probe, Centinel) 

Updated Test Lists

Netalitica aims to improve the Citizen Lab’s test lists that network measurement tools (i.e. OONI Probe, Centinel) use to uncover blocking of websites.

Regional Test List 

Netalitica aims to improve the Citizen Lab’s test lists that network measurement tools (i.e. OONI Probe, Centinel) use to uncover blocking of websites.

Custom Test Lists

Netalitica aims to improve the Citizen Lab’s test lists that network measurement tools (i.e. OONI Probe, Centinel) use to uncover blocking of websites.

Updating Citizen Lab Test Lists
Projects

Netalitica’s test list project aims to address these issues by updating the lists for select censorship hot spots around the world and advance recommendations for streamlining the process of updating lists.

Building Regional Test Lists

Projects

Netalitica’s test list project aims to address these issues by updating the lists for select censorship hot spots around the world and advance recommendations for streamlining the process of updating lists.

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Netalitica aims to improve the Citizen Lab’s test lists that network measurement tools (i.e. OONI Probe, Centinel) use to uncover blocking of websites.

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Dear friends, thank you for sending us your applications for country researchers. We do not have openings at the moment but stay tuned as we are planning to add more countries to our project.

Current job openings

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Research-Hungary
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07 Oct 2021

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Jobs

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Netalitica is hiring Internet censorship researchers for Hungary.

What will you do:

You will have one month to update the test lists of your country. You shall spend 3.5 hours daily to conduct the following activities:

  • Update the list for your country with fresh URLs of blocked or likely to be blocked websites;
  • Review and clean the existing test list from obsolete and dead URLs;
  • Balance the list to make sure that all 30 thematic categories are populated with URLs; 

You should have

  • excellent reading and writing skills in the local language(s)
  • strong research skills
  • knowledge of the Internet landscape of your country
  • Experience in researching Internet censorship topics and using network measurement tools (e.g. OONI probe) is an asset
  • Experience using anonymization tools and ability to conduct this research safely

Location

Remote. This is a part-time position that does not require you to be located in the country that you intend to research.Salary

The monthly salary

will be $2,940 USD

Start date

will be determined following interviews with successful candidates.To apply

Send us an email to netalitica@gmail.com with the following documents:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role

Deadline

The application process will remain open until the positions are filled.

Thank you for your interest.

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Job 1

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Netalitica is hiring Internet censorship researchers for Poland.

What will you do:

You will have one month to update the test lists of your country. You shall spend 3.5 hours daily to conduct the following activities:

  • Update the list for your country with fresh URLs of blocked or likely to be blocked websites;
  • Review and clean the existing test list from obsolete and dead URLs;
  • Balance the list to make sure that all 30 thematic categories are populated with URLs; 

You should have

  • excellent reading and writing skills in the local language(s)
  • strong research skills
  • knowledge of the Internet landscape of your country
  • Experience in researching Internet censorship topics and using network measurement tools (e.g. OONI probe) is an asset
  • Experience using anonymization tools and ability to conduct this research safely

Location

Remote. This is a part-time position that does not require you to be located in the country that you intend to research.Salary

The monthly salary

will be $2,940 USD

Start date

will be determined following interviews with successful candidates.To apply

Send us an email to netalitica@gmail.com with the following documents:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role

Deadline

The application process will remain open until the positions are filled.

Thank you for your interest.

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Regional Test Lists

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Regional Test Lists

Netalitica has set up test lists for entire regions. They offer the opportunity to determine the accessibility of online platforms that are popular across multiple countries in a given geographical location. Sometimes, regional powers are involved in geo-political rivalry that manifests itself into blocking each other websites. In other instances, countries may lack well developed websites of their own in a given are (e.g. social media). Often in such cases, local users flock to platforms developed by neighbouring states because they share similar languages and/or cultural norms. Using regional lists will provide you with greater opportunity to test for censorship in a given state than using the test list for that state alone. You can download here the regional lists for MENA, CIS, Latin America and Africa.

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Updating Citizen Lab Test Lists
Projects
Our main project – Improving Test Lists of Censored Online Content – aims to update the largest database (aka Citizen Lab Test Lists) that network measurement tools use to uncover blocking of websites in 200+ countries.

Building Regional Test Lists

Projects
Netalitica has set up test lists for entire regions. They offer the opportunity to determine the accessibility of online platforms that are popular across multiple countries in a given geographical location.

Updating Citizen Lab Test Lists

Projects
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Updating Citizen Lab Test List

Our main project – Improving Test Lists of Censored Online Content – aims to update the largest database (aka Citizen Lab Test Lists) that network measurement tools use to uncover blocking of websites in 200+ countries. Netalitica hires researchers to update local test lists. The latter are used by research labs, think tanks and activists to probe for Internet censoring and document it. To meet our project objectives, we partner with major stakeholders in the network measurement field such as Citizen Lab, Open Observatory for Network Interference and local digital rights organizations from Latin America, Africa, MENA, Asia and the CIS. You can check the updated lists in Resources

Building Regional Test Lists

Projects
Netalitica has set up test lists for entire regions. They offer the opportunity to determine the accessibility of online platforms that are popular across multiple countries in a given geographical location.

Conferences & Presentations

Conferences & Presentations

Countering Censorship in India – Building Indian Test List

The Bachchao Project: (9-10 October, 2021)

Description: “The event is an opportunity for all of us to take a look at censorship in India and contribute to Citizen Lab test list used by researchers, academicians, organisations and policy makers to test for censorship in India. We will discuss the challenges various sectors of civil society face when it comes to freedom of expression and censorship, and collectively work towards building a list of websites to be added to the Citizen Lab test list.”

Netalitica presentation “Updating Indian test list for measuring censorship” can be downloaded here

Internet Measurement Village

Internet Freedom Festival (Valencia, Spain – April, 2020)

Netalitica run a workshop that introduced the audience to the database for measuring Internet censorship (aka Citizen Lab test lists), discussed structure of test lists and most common problems associated with them. We offered step-by-step instructions how to tackle problematic entries and update the database. In the second part of the workshop, Netalitica presented results from measuring Internet filtering in mainland Russia and Crimea during the 2018 presidential elections to share insights into conducting network measurements and processing raw data.

Our presentation “Test lists for measuring internet censorship – applicability, problems & solutions (IFF)” can be downloaded here

Workshop on Measuring Internet Censorship

Open Technology Fund Summit (Taipei, Taiwan – November, 2019)

The workshop introduces existing databases for measuring internet censorship, looks into their major flows and ways to fix them. The second part of the workshop presents findings from a comparative study of Netalitica’s measuring of online filtering in Russia and Crimea during the Russian presidential elections in 2018.

Our presentation “Test lists for measuring Internet censorship – OTF Summit” can be downloaded here

Workshop on Measuring and Analyzing Internet Censorship

Internet Freedom Festival (Valencia, Spain – April, 2019)

Probing for blocking of critical online platforms is a key component of every project that aims to assess information controls in censorship hotspots around the world. We used OONI Probes to conduct web connectivity tests in six former Soviet Union countries over a period of three months. In this workshop, Igor shares his experience from preparing and conducting these tests. The workshop is geared towards Internet researchers, activists, media and human rights organizations. It offers practical advice regarding the following issues:

  • How to organize and prepare for network connectivity tests?
  • How to recruit and train testers?
  • How to update Citizen Lab test lists?
  • How to diversify your tests with innovative testing approaches?
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Alternative network measurement tools

Netalitica’s presentation “Conducting network measurements in censorship hotspots – lessons from the field” can be downloaded here

Citizen Lab Summer Institute

Munk School of Global Affairs – University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada – August, 2019)

Netalitica’s presentation “Improving test lists of censored online content” can be downloaded here

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