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Is being connected a basic human right?

BLOGGER: NAOMI WEISER Think basic human rights and what probably spring to mind are the “usual” civil, economic, social  and political rights, including the right to vote, to free speech, to be safe, to health, privacy and an adequate standard of living. Luckily for me, these all applied to me at the time I was born, but another, perhaps less obvious one has been added by the UN to the list since then – the right to be connected to the Internet. Taking this further are the US Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC),  who view broadband access and adoption as […]  More >>