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The Internet is a Fundamental Human Right

Posted by Laurel L. Russwurm on June 6, 2011

Embossed United Nations symbol engraved or etched on white on a copper colored plaque,

United Nations HQ, behind the podium in the General Assembly Hall

A little more than a year ago I blogged that The Internet IS a Necessity of Life in my Oh! Canada blog.

It is very gratifying to me that now the UN has backed me up, with the declaration that the Internet to be a fundamental Human Right.

You can download the UN pdf here

Being deprived of Internet access is the same as being deprived of the ability to engage in full participation in society, resulting in serious economic disadvantages.



Image Credits:

UN crest photo by Sunil Garg on Flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License

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