Internet Access is a Human Right, says United Nations report

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:33 am (UTC+7)
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VOA Khmer’s Heng Reaksmey reported Tuesday that a rights group called for “greater Internet freedoms” as it released its report on “Internet Censorship: the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Cambodia.” The Cambodian Center for Human Rights concluded the report saying that

“The RGC to develop mechanisms to increase Internet penetration in Cambodia, to reject the Internet censorship policies which it currently appears to be adopting, and to promote online space for free expression by ensuring that old barriers are not applied to new frontiers.”

The report came following the United Nations last month published a report declaring “Internet access is a human right.”

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Bun Tharum is a freelance journalist, blogger, and digital media specialist. Blogging since 2004, he’s been a contributing-writer for Global Voices Online, Asian Correspondent, and several other print publications. His main interests are information and communication technologies for development and online media. Tharum’s base is Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest capital city.

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2 responses to “Internet Access is a Human Right, says United Nations report”

  1. Norbert says:

    Thanks ThaRum – I think freedom in Internet access is really crucial for Cambodia at this time.

    Norbert

  2. […] a previous blog post, I pointed out a UN report that calls for “greater Internet freedoms” and declares that […]

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Bun Tharum is a freelance journalist, blogger, and digital media specialist. Blogging since 2005, he’s been a contributing-writer for Global Voices Online, Asian Correspondent, and several other print publications. His main interests are information and communication technologies for development and online media. Tharum’s base is Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest capital city.

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