A few months ago there was a spate of headlines announcing that the UN had made internet access a human right. It turns out that this claim was rather misleading. What the UN did was pass a resolution emphasizing the importance of internet access for the fulfillment of many human rights.

People may joke that others spend too much time on the internet, but this intricate series of tubes has become an important part of everyday life—so much so that it’s become a human rights Jun 03, 2011 · A survey of 26 countries conducted by the BBC in March 2010 found that nearly four out of five people (79 percent, to be exact) believe that access to the Internet is a "fundamental human right." Jun 10, 2011 · The ‘scoop’ headlines read ‘UN declares Internet access a human right’, ‘Internet access is a human right, United Nations report declares Internet access a human right’, and variations of the same theme with the words ‘Internet access’ ‘United Nations’ and ‘human rights’ juxtaposed in the same heading. Rising Internet connectivity has the potential to transform children’s lives for the better, but also makes them vulnerable to sexual abuse, online harassment and bullying, recruitment by extremist groups, and other risks, according to a new UN-backed report published on Tuesday. Internet Access Is A Human Right, United Nations Report Declares Internet access is a human right, and ensuring universal access to the Web "should be a priority for all states," according to a new United Nations report . Jul 29, 2016 · Subscribe and review: iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast On 1 July the United Nations resolved that access to the internet is to be considered a basic human right. While this decision

Jul 09, 2018 · Mirroring progress made in HRC resolutions on the right to privacy in the digital age, the resolution recalls the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“the Ruggie Principles”) as they apply to business enterprises, such as social media companies and internet service providers, and their responsibilities to respect human rights.

Nov 11, 2019 · Free Internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online -- particularly in developing countries -- lack meaningful ways to influence the global players shaping The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year.

Jun 03, 2011 · U.N. report: Internet access is a human right This re­port ex­plores key trends and chal­lenges to the right of all in­di­vidu­als to seek, re­ceive and im­part in­form­a­tion and ideas of all kinds through the In­ter­net.

Jul 04, 2016 · The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a non-binding resolution condemning countries that intentionally disrupt citizens' internet access. The resolution builds on the UN's previous Sep 19, 2019 · “When the Human Rights Council of the UN has found right to access to Internet is a fundamental freedom and a tool to ensure right to education, a rule which impairs such a right of students cannot be permitted to stand…” the court said, urging students to be counselled on use of phones and laptops and its advantages and disadvantages so