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UN declares internet access a human right

CommanderShawnzer

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UN declares Internet access a human right | Digital Trends
As evidenced by the Facebook Revolutions and ensuing Middle East turmoil, the Internet is a powerful tool and one capable of change. Of course, its eliminating citizen use of the Web under oppressive regimes has also yielded consequences. Perhaps inspired by these effects, the UN has declared the Internet a human right. A recent report titled “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression” declares that Internet access falls under freedom of expression.
“The unique and transformative nature of the Internet not only [enables] individuals to exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression, but also a range of other human rights, and to promote the progress of society as a whole.” Special rapporteur Frank La Rue also acknowledges that the Web has become too important a tool to asserting other human rights for people to be denied its use. “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.”
While the report may have especially poignant significance for Middle Eastern nations, it applies internationally. “Each state should thus develop a concrete and effective policy to make the Internet widely available, accessible, and affordable to all segments of population.” The US National Telecommunications and Information Association (NCIA) are collaborating with the FCC to analyze the state of broadband availability in the country. Recent findings revealed that a five to 10 percent of American cannot access Internet speeds that allow basic Web functions. So if you think this is merely a third-world problem or issue with oppressive governments, you’d be wrong.
 

theterminator

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India should declare electricity a human right first :-D.
 
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Hrishi

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First insure that human right is implemented properly. In some countries human right is a rarity.
 

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
they themselves want to live that life.

Hey buddy how do you speak like that?

A DISAPPOINTING STATEMENT,with a sense of ARROGANCE.

Is it Humans nature to stay like that?
THEY HAVE NO OTHER OPTION.
Either DIE or STAY LIKE THAT.

You mean to say that only the RICH and ELITE has the RIGHT to LIVE in this SURVIVAL of the FITTEST GAME(which are carved and manipulated by Humans, and not always Nature,that has been bestowed upon us).
 
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kartikoli

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Hey buddy how do you speak like that?

A DISSAPPOINTING STATEMENT,with a sense of ARROGANCE.

Is it Humans nature to stay like that?
THEY HAVE NO OTHER OPTION.
Either DIE or STAY LIKE THAT.

You mean to say that only the RICH and ELITE has the RIGHT to LIVE in this SURVIVAL of the FITTEST GAME(which Humans not always Nature has bestowed upon us).

Totally agree
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Hey buddy how do you speak like that?

A DISSAPPOINTING STATEMENT,with a sense of ARROGANCE.

Is it Humans nature to stay like that?
THEY HAVE NO OTHER OPTION.
Either DIE or STAY LIKE THAT.

You mean to say that only the RICH and ELITE has the RIGHT to LIVE in this SURVIVAL of the FITTEST GAME(which Humans not always Nature has bestowed upon us).

+ 1 to this
 

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
Well at least Hat's Off to U.N. for such declaration,which will benefit all GLOBAL netizens.

But let's see what our own country is going to do for it.
At least the current running Govt. of India,which is hell bent on censoring and blocking the INTERNET from most of the common people like us,albeit in an unusual way UNLIKE CHINA,IRAN,MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES,...ROGUE NATIONS(where freedom is curbed),by the way of INCREASE in Internet usage rates and decrease in Bandwidth speed.
A very crafty and cunning plan,apparently not to be understood by many...but eventually we the noobs/geeks/gamers/...those who are with the INTERNET will eventually understand.


It's a CENSORSHIP in DISGUISE...:twisted:
 
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