Written statement by the Association for Progressive Communications on the right to education and the internet

 

Publication date: 
May 2016
Author: 
Association for Progressive Communications
Publisher: 
APC

APC welcomes the report by the Special Rapporteur on the right to education. In particular we appreciate the substantial consideration that the Special Rapporteur gives to the role of the internet and technology in education.

Access to the internet enables the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights, by supporting access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression and freedom of association, and learning and collaboration, as well as being a driver for social and economic development.