South Korea ICT activists launch online guide to human rights in the information society

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By JinboNet

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


is infringed.


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


Information Society.


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


Society.


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


http://rights.jinbo.net/english


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,


South Korea


- Tel : +82-2-7744-551


- Fax : +82-2-7744-553


- Contact : della@jinbo.net / patcha@patcha.jinbo.net


- http://www.jinbo.net, http://englisth.jinbo.net,


http://base21.org


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.


- http://daumfoundation.org/english

Author: —- (JinboNet)
Contact:
Source: JinboNet
Date: 12/11/2003
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Category: Development Resources

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