Internet freedom ‘is a matter for UN’

Council of Europe’s head of human rights says privacy and free speech are global issues and the UN should look at themThe United Nations should set up a commission to look at the conflicts between privacy and freedom of expression on the internet because the issue is global, the Council of Europe’s head of human rights has urged.Attending a debate on media freedom organised by the anti-censorship organisation Article 19, Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, said politicians needed to become more engaged in the problem.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see:
www.guardian.co.uk/law/butterworth-and-bowcott-on-law/2011/jun/17/internet-freedom-matter-un

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