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.


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*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




Author: —- (APCNews)
Contact: communications@apc.org
Source: APC
Date: 11/06/2006
Location: MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
Category: Announcements from APC

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