Amnesty International API for Censored Web Content


Amnesty International’s Irrepressible.info is great, and they’re offering an API lets a blogger (or other sort of site owner/administrator) add a snippet of javascript that’ll pull banned content from Amnesty’s database and display it in your choice of formats.

Irrepressible
Adj. 1) Impossible to repress or control.
Chat rooms monitored. Blogs deleted. Websites blocked. Search engines restricted. People imprisoned for simply posting and sharing information.

The Internet is a new frontier in the struggle for human rights. Governments – with the help of some of the biggest IT companies in the world – are cracking down on freedom of expression.

Amnesty International, with the support of The Observer UK newspaper, is launching a campaign to show that online or offline the human voice and human rights are impossible to repress.

More about the campaign

API specifics

Can’t wait to see how this is mashed up. Hey, how about a mapping mashup where you can hover over a map of the world and click to see what has been censored there?

You can also turn any query into an RSS feed:

Advanced RSS feeds
Choosing the format “rss” you can reformat any possible query into a valid RSS 2.0 feed. Use it to build a custom feed to use with RSS compatible applications – for example a China and Iran RSS feed.

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