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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

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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.”

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