Let’s SwitchItOn and KeepitOn!
Joint Statement |
Access Now and The Internet Society on The Need to Protect The Core of The Internet for Digital Rights.
The internet is changing our world. It can empower us. It can connect us and facilitate information exchange across borders. It allows our voice to be heard when others want to silence us. Internet access has been recognized by the United Nations as an enabler of fundamental human rights, like the right to free expression.
Yet we are living in a critical time for the internet and people’s rights online, and there is urgency for collective action.
Now, more than ever, we need to stand up for the internet as a shared resource for everyone, available and open to all. Its interoperable nature has already brought us countless positive opportunities — and the hope that it can help us reach a brighter future is what people around the world are fighting for.
But it’s not a future that includes all of us.
For some people, it is simply because there is no connectivity and access in the first place. For many people in remote or underserved areas, the internet continues to be a luxury.
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