Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media on the Internet
The 2003 WSIS Geneva Declaration on Principles reaffirms "as an essential foundation of the Information Society, and as outlined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; that this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Communication is a fundamental social process, a basic human need and the foundation of all social organization. It is central to the Information Society. Everyone, everywhere should have the opportunity to participate and no one should be excluded from the benefits the Information Society offers."
Karmen Turk, University of Tartu
Angela Daly, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, the European University Institute
Ben Wagner, European University Institute
- Parent Category: Dynamic Coalitions