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This report examines law and media best practices from around the world on the question of anonymous speech online, an issue viewed with increasing concern by press freedom advocates.

Led by Anthony L. Fargo, associate professor and director of the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies (CIMLAPS) at the Indiana University Media School, the authors of the report surveyed key court rulings from around the globe. Their overall conclusion is that the recognition of a right to anonymous speech varied widely from country to country but to some degree correlated with existing attitudes toward freedom of expression in general.