South Korea ICT activists launch online guide to human rights in the information society
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, 11 December 2003
Korean Progressive Network ‘Jinbonet’ launched an online guide to Human
rights in the Information society on December 10th, 2003, the 55th
anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Jinbonet said in its introduction page that "In the Information Society,
human rights should be protected."
The human rights is threatened in the information society. The government
seeking more efficient administration and the business pursuing greater
profits have tried to develop and introduce advanced information
technology to the society time and again. But they do not seem to be
concerned about additional measures necessary to help remove unexpected
challenges coming up in transition to the Information Society against
protection of human rights. As a result, these days we can see many cases
in which free use of information is limited and people’ right to privacy
Recently Freedom of expression, Right to privacy, Right to share
information and Right to access information are at issue. Since they are
closely related to communication and flow of information, these rights
came under threat stemming from the state and market driven push for the
Information Society as well as became especially important in the
The Information Society is not a separate world from what we live in now.
That is a society that we are building. "Human Rights in the Information
Society" means the human rights described in the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights and in the related international laws should still be
protected. Not only does HRIS serve the last safeguard to guarantee people
the fundamental freedoms and rights which seem to be easily threatened in
transition to this new form of society, the Information Society, but it
means our ongoing effort to make sure democracy and human rights are still
respected and pursued in the middle of and even after the Information
This homepage is made to help understand the concept of Information Human
rights and protect and exercise humanrights for oneself. It is composed of
four sections – Freedom of Expression, Public Domain, Right to Privacy,
and Access to Information.
This site is sponsored by Daum Foundation.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
ABOUT Jinbonet and Daum Foundation
Jinbonet : Korean Progressive Network ‘Jinbonet’ is a social movement
organization in South Korea, which was established in 1998. It aims to
provide internet services for social movement groups, and to enhance the
solidarity and communication among them as well as to expand and improve
the protection of basic human rights in the information society.
Jinbonet is a member of Association for Progressive Communications.
- Address : 3F, Shin-sung Bd, Kalwol-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-801,
- Tel : +82-2-7744-551
- Fax : +82-2-7744-553
Daum Foundation : Daum Foundation is a non-profit foundation which was
established in September 2001. It was established to serve the public with
the mission "to create a future generation of creative individuals that
lead different forms of life through the wise use of the media and
communication" in the areas of "Youth Development", "Media
Communication", and "Network."
Daum Foundation was created through the donations from the employees of
Daum Communications, Corp.-the nation’s No.1 Internet Portal
(www.daum.net) with the largest and strongest customer contacts-with the
objective of creating a future that creative individuals are networked in
variety of shapes.
It nurtures dream and hope to our youth, the leaders of the next
generation, by actively supporting the clever and creative use of new
media and communications.