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UN supports freedom of expression on the Internet

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council last week voted to protect people’s freedom of expression on the Internet.  The council explained the rationale behind the resolution: The exercise of human rights, in particular the right to freedom of expression, on the Internet is an issue of increasing interest and importance as the rapid pace of […]

ITU responds to criticism about the upcoming International Telecommunication summit

With debate over the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), questions are arising regarding International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) potential control over the Internet.  The conference’s aim is to “consider a review of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), which define the general principles for the provision and operation of international telecommunications.”  In response to accusations […]