UN Report: Access to the Internet is a Human Right

While most people probably think of the Internet as a luxury or privilege, the UN has declared it a human right that should be protected by governments around the world.

“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,” reads a report titled “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression” by Special rapporteur Frank La Rue

“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.”


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