Friday, July 6, 2012

UN HRC declares internet access, freedom online: human rights!

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UN HRC declares internet access, freedom online: human rights! One must remember that the Human Rights council is controversial, often focused more on political horseplay, media relations, and punishing enemies, than Human Rights.

The Declaration by the agenda driven group, certainly isn't like a binding vote... and that is probably why, the many members who have no intention to grant such a right, voted to declare these not real 'human rights', something only named such by them. China's stipulation, mentioned by Mashable, certainly shows: how unenforceable these words truly are, especially for a socio-economic right such as internet access: which cannot be granted all at once, or easily defined or enforced!
Mashable originally shared this post:
Is Internet access and online freedom of expression a basic human right? The United Nations’ Human Rights Council unanimously backed that notion in a resolution passed Thursday.

The resolution says that all people should be allowed to connect to and express themselves freely on the Internet. All 47 members of the Human Rights Council, including notoriously censorship-prone countries such as China and Cuba, signed the resolution.
Internet Access Is a Human Right, Says United Nations »
A United Nations human rights body resolution passed this week called Internet access and freedom of online expression a basic human right.

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