APC updates groundbreaking "internet rights" charter
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, Nov 6
“The internet can only be a tool to empower the peoples of the world if a number of crucial rights* are recognised, protected and respected,” states Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in a new charter for internet rights.
APC’s charter was first developed by APC members and partner organisations at “internet rights” workshops held in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa in 2001-2002. APC’s new charter revised in November 2006 includes a section on internet governance
the focus of recent UN summits and our position that the internet is a global public good.
An essential reference for anyone concerned about the freedom of the internet and ‘internet access for all’ nationally and internationally.
Read the “APC Internet Rights Charter”: http://rights.apc.org/charter.shtml
Download the charter: http://rights.apc.org/documents/apc_charter_A4.pdf
Spanish and French charters available by the end of November 2006.
*Theme 1 Internet access for all
Theme 2 Freedom of expression and association
Theme 3 Access to knowledge
Theme 4 Shared learning and creation (free and open source software and technology development)
Theme 5 Privacy, surveillance and encryption
Theme 6 Governance of the internet
Theme 7 Awareness, protection and realisation of rights