The V4 Online: Free and Uncensored?

November 11, 2013

The V4 Online: Free and Uncensored?

Dates: November 2013 – April 2014

Partner: Transitions Online (TOL), Czech Republic; Association for International Affairs (AMO), Czech Republic; Center for Media & Communication Studies, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Hungary; Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Poland; Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), Slovak Republic

Project objective: “The V4 Online: Free and Uncensored?” is a Google-funded project to assess the contemporary state of internet freedom and online privacy in the Visegrad 4 countries.

Project activities: Research and publication of four reports in the Visegrad 4 countries — the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland — together with a comparative overview, and associated advocacy and public outreach.



All reports will be published on a central website, created by TOL. Visitors will be able to choose their language and then view the reports and articles relevant to all countries, all translated into local languages. Every article and report in English will be available on this central website, and on the PASOS website, and social media sites.

Websites of project partners

Each country partner will also post that country’s report and articles on their websites and promote these publications through their normal networks (newsletters, social media, etc.).


In each of the four countries, there will be a combination of:

  • meetings with key government officials

  • public seminars to present the reports

  • media outreach built around the case studies and the reports’ overall findings.




PASOS project report: Czech Republic leads on Internet freedom among Visegrad FourPASOS project report: Czech Republic leads on Internet freedom among Visegrad Four

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The level of Internet freedom is high in the Visegrad Four, but there are big differences in terms of rights of freedom of expression, level of surveillance of online activity by police and intelligence agencies, and how the Internet is governed, according to a PASOS project report.

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