Monday, June 6, 2011

Internet Access – A Human Right

The Los Angeles Times Technology Blog reports:

“Internet access is a human right, according to a United Nations report released on Friday [June 3, 2011]….
‘Given that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and human progress, ensuring universal access to the Internet should be a priority for all states," said the report from Frank La Rue, a special rapporteur to the United Nations, who wrote the document "on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.’"

Read the full LA Times post and the UN Report.

 
Hat tip InternetLaw (@InternetLaw)

(dkh)

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