New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies
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The Internet Society is strongly committed to an open, global and decentralized Internet, as a platform for press freedom and human progress.
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The Internet and the right to participate in public life: amplifying voices | Internet Society

The Internet and the right to participate in public life: amplifying voices | Internet Society | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it

On 10 December 2012, the world will celebrate international Human Rights Day. This year’s theme, "My Voice Counts", will focus on inclusion and the right to participate in public life. People across the globe will be invited to re-affirm the right to voice their opinion and to take part in public discourse and decision-making processes.

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Legco Election ITFC candidates talk about defending Internet freedom ( - Internet - Government )

Legco Election ITFC candidates talk about defending Internet freedom ( Internet Government ) The...
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A global, open and decentralized Internet is an essential platform for press freedom & human progress http://t.co/mRhgnxl8 #WPFD #ISOC
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Freedom of the Press 2012: Breakthroughs and Pushback in the Middle East | Freedom House

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Internet Society Delivers Statement at the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council

Internet Society Delivers Statement at the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it

Speaking this week at the Human Rights Council panel on the right to freedom of expression on the Internet, Markus Kummer, Internet Society Vice President for Public Policy, emphasized the importance of a multistakeholder dialogue to further this objective. In the Internet Society’s first statement in the Human Rights Council, Kummer emphasized that the same standards should be applied to both the online and offline worlds.

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World Press Freedom Day 2012 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

World Press Freedom Day 2012 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it

Find out more about World Press Freedom Day

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Freedom of connection, freedom of expression: the changing legal and regulatory ecology shaping the Internet | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Freedom of connection, freedom of expression: the changing legal and regulatory ecology shaping the Internet | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it

Freedom of connection, freedom of expression: the changing legal and regulatory ecology shaping the Internet

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 19.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

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Egyptians are Writing their own Secular Law .. on Twitter · Global Voices

Egyptians are Writing their own Secular Law .. on Twitter · Global Voices | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it
Egyptians are drafting their very own secular law - on Twitter.
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee launches World Wide Web Index

Sir Tim Berners-Lee launches World Wide Web Index | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it
The inventor of the web has launched a global study into the nature, reach and effects of the world wide web.
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World Press Freedom Day 2012: Protecting Freedom of Expression Online

World Press Freedom Day 2012: Protecting Freedom of Expression Online | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it
Media freedom has the power to transform societies and to change the course of history. Over the past year, across the Middle East and North Africa, ordinary citizens found their voices using social media and blogs.
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Internet Society Supports United Nations Human Rights Day Focus on Social Media | Internet Society

Internet Society Supports United Nations Human Rights Day Focus on Social Media | Internet Society | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it

The Internet Society welcomed the focus of today’s United Nations Human Rights Day event highlighting the transformational role of the Internet and social media applications in giving voice to people around the world. The Internet Society is a strong advocate of an open and accessible Internet, and sees the Internet as an enabler of human rights.

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Building Freedoms in Tunisia | Internet Society

Building Freedoms in Tunisia | Internet Society | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it

Leader of the Internet Society Tunisian Chapter and Global Board Member tells his story of how the Internet helped Tunisans change their lives.

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World Press Freedom Day celebrations around the world

No matter where you are, through this crowd sourcing tool based on the Ushahidi platform, you can share with the world your plans for celebrating the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). How will you celebrate WPFD 3-5 May 2012? Tell us by submitting your celebration.

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International standards: Right to information · Article 19

International standards: Right to information · Article 19 | New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies | Scoop.it
ARTICLE 19: defending freedom of expression and information.
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