The International Free Press Society is an organisation that has been set up in order to examine and report on countries and groups that seek to stifle free speech and the right of opinion around the world. Some are so afraid of the truth being exposed that a cyber attack was immediately launched against IFPS’s web site.
We’re trying to make the attackers’ strategy counterproductive by helping the
same information go viral on the internet. If thousands of websites post the
same material — including information on how one can purchase one of the
cartoons — their efforts will have been in vain.
International Free Press Society’s Mohammed Cartoon Fundraiser Succeeds Despite Cyber Attack
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Washington, DC – April 13, 2009: Just one day after world media reported that the International Free Press Society (IFPS) was raising funds to support its free speech activities by selling prints of the most famous of the Danish Mohammed cartoons, the IFPS website suffered a massive cyber-attack. In the wake of the attack, which began at 6:30 am on Thursday, April 9, 2009, the IFPS created an alternate website which is now in place at http://internationalfreepresssociety.wordpress.com. The main site will be restored in the near future at http://www.internationalfreepresssociety.org . Prints of the controversial cartoon can be ordered online at http://freepresssociety.blogspot.com .
Sales for the print of “Turban Bomb,” signed and numbered by the Danish artist Kurt Westergaard, continue uninterrupted and indeed, have exceeded expectations, as orders have been processed via more traditional means and email marketing was expand
The IFPS was founded in January, 2009 to defend individuals and organizations under assault for exercising their right to free speech. For taking on this mission, the IFPS is under ongoing cyber-attacks. This aggression only serves to underscore the urgency with which free people must come together to defend free speech. Continue Reading →