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Everyone has the right to freedom of thought and expression. This right includes freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing, in print, in the form of art, or through any other medium of one's choice

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Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression Launches Multimedia Website on the Inter-American Standards for a Free, Open, and Inclusive Internet

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the IACHR presents the multimedia site that brings together, in a dynamic and accessible format, the main standards of the inter-American human rights system (IAHRS) for a free, open, and inclusive Internet.

The contents of the site were arranged in 5 chapters based on the thematic report "Standards for a Free, Open and Inclusive Internet," approved by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in March 2017:

  • Principles for a free, open, and inclusive Internet.

  • Right to freedom of expression on the Internet.

  • Right to public information on the Internet.

  • Protection of privacy on the Internet.

  • The role of the private sector on the Internet.

With this minisite, the Office of the Special Rapporteur offers a tool for consultation and accessible to all actors involved in the analysis and design of policies related to the Internet. It is also an instrument aimed at legislators and justice operators called upon to solve different problems regarding the exercise of human rights and freedom of expression on the Internet.

To access the press release, click here.

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