Wizard is right, and thats what the society is worried about, the internet has been a great source of information about religion and the bible in general, sites I like to view usually have no denomination but give a scientific or historic look at things with open mind, from those that have nothing to gain other that finding truth themselves.
The countries that are now showing interest are the poorer countries, Africa and some European countries that were once behind the iron curtain or under socialist rule, are now being witnessed to, many are uneducated and very poor.
There is no really any growth in the western countries, only those born in the religion no converts, maybe immagrants thats all. But overwhelming fall in the percentage of converts since the internet.
This is why to Society is worried about higher education, and would only want the r/f educated by the WT publications, the fear is starting to turn the org into an obvious cult, where as it was suttle, now it is becoming desperate, and stricker rules have been sought to keep the fold shackled and the donations flowing. The elders have become policmen and look out for any signs of indiviual thinking and what they would term apostacy aboust the WTS or GB. It has become very political and their other concern is being sued, so the elders have to take the fall in many situations, they try and cover the WTS as much as possible.