If you can read this you are very lucky
January 19, 2011 § 2 Comments
It’s a small web, after all. Especially since 5 billion people in the world lack Internet access.
“A human right” is a team of over a hundred innovators, thinkers, technologists, futurists, movers & shakers all over the globe whose goal is to make Internet access global.
Their rationale is simple.
Freedom of expression and information is recognized as a human right. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to “hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers”. Today, the Internet is the dominant medium of information exchange and the World Wide Web is the absolute database of knowledge. Not having access to the Internet is, practically, to be denied of the human right to information.
You can join the 100 volunteers by filling in this form.
- If you can read this you are very lucky (ahumanright.org)