Fight for Internet freedom

Internet activists accuse governments, including Egypt and Pakistan, of trying to control the Internet though filtering, content blocking and user surveillance, and want a charter put in place that protects consumers from these tactics.

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, an internet activist told Reuters, “We want to emphasize the development, perhaps in the form of a charter on the rights of Internet users so they can claim openness, universality, access and affordability and possibly to know who to turn to if these principles are not respected.”

De Boer-Buquicchio wants representatives of member governments, ICT industry members and civilians to take part in the formation of the charter, alongside the Council of Europe, which comprises of 47 states.

Read the full story over at: Reuters.

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Fight for Internet freedom