21st Century Citizenship by Stephen Balkam

In her January 21st speech on Internet Freedom, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke emphatically for the need to ensure that the freedoms of speech, assembly and religion be respected online.She threw a virtual gauntlet down to China, demanding a fair and transparent investigation into the hacking of Google’s servers by Chinese sources, who allegedly sought information and data on dissidents and opponents of the government. And, in a more positive passage, she made reference to what the State Department calls, 21st century statecraft – the use of digital technology in diplomacy and the desire to empower and not overpower others, be they allies or developing countries.

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