June 3rd 2011 the United Nation’s raises issue of the Internet as a basic human right. This comes in the midst of political uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, where we saw governments block Internet access of their countries. According to the report “The Special Rapporteur underscores the unique and transformative nature of the Internet not only to enable 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.”

This should be of interest to the Vincentian Family given its stress on systemic change.


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