June 8, 2011
Originally appeared as Internet Access Is A Human Right, United Nations Report Declares in The Huffington Post
Filed under International
As Rapporteur La Rue affirms, the Internet's unique ability to provide ample space for individual free expression can lead to the strengthening of other human rights, including political, economic and social rights. In order for these rights to be realized, governments, civil society and industry must all continue to build on the work begun by the Special Rapporteur.
Internet access is a human right, and ensuring universal access to the Web "should be a priority for all states," according to a new United Nations report.