Internet access is ‘a fundamental right’: BBC World Service survey

Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.The survey – of more than 27,000 adults across 26 countries – found strong support for net access on both sides of the digital divide.Countries such as Finland and Estonia have already ruled that access is a human right for their citizens.To read this BBC News report in full, see:
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8548190.stmAlso see:Four in five believe Web access a fundamental right
Four in five adults believe access to the Internet is a fundamental right — with those feelings particularly strong in South Korea and China — and half believe it should never be regulated, according to a global survey.A poll of 27,000 adults in 26 countries for the BBC World Service showed 78 percent of Internet users believed the Web gave them greater freedom, while nine in 10 said it was a good place to learn.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6261XJ20100307
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/08/2839530.htm

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