Wednesday, July 11, 2012

U.N. Affirms Internet Freedom as a Basic Right

Sengupta, Somini."U.N. Affirms Internet Freedom as a Basic Right." The New York Times, July 6, 2012.

From the article: "… the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a landmark resolution supporting freedom of expression on the Internet. Even China, which filters online content through a firewall, backed the resolution. It affirmed that “the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, in particular freedom of expression, which is applicable regardless of frontiers and through any media of one’s choice.”

The ball, in some ways, is now in the court of the technology companies that produce the tools that countries use to monitor and circumscribe their citizens on the Internet." Read more
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