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Rights and the Internet

23 Oct 2011


Lots of good discussions at the NetVision 2011 Election Debate but one exception was Internet rights and responsibilities. There was a general lack of understanding of this issue. The word “Brazilian” led some to snigger contemptuously, but let’s not allow debating flippancy dismiss good ideas without further thought.


The Brazilian context


Open Internet in New Zealand: Status

09 May 2011


InternetNZ’s goal is to keep the Internet “open and uncapturable” for New Zealand. This in a world that according to Freedom House (Freedom on the Net 2011):

“...the threats to internet freedom are growing and have become more diverse. Cyber attacks, politically-motivated censorship, and government control over internet infrastructure have emerged as especially prominent threats.”