Today, once again, for the 6th year in a roll, all bloggers around the world are invited to participate in Blog Action Day 2013. And, of course, we fully support the initiative and are happy to take part of it. This year BAD’13 topic is Human Rights. Human rights are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being, regardless of nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status.
From July 7 , 2012 free access to the Internet is among the basic human rights. This happened after the Council of Human Rights with the UN declared a special resolution on the subject. One small step for the world but a giant leap for consumers!
The right to Internet access, also known as the right to broadband, is the view that all people must be able to access the Internet in order to exercise and enjoy their rights to Freedom of expression and opinion and other fundamental human rights. States have a responsibility to ensure that Internet access is broadly available, and they may not restrict an individual’s access to the Internet without reasoning. Internet access is recognized as a right by the laws of several countries.
Bulgaria in particular, is amongst the fastest developing countries in terms of IT education and services. The broad Internet usage raised the awareness and the formation of civil society to monitor, observe, protect, teach people their rights.
A year ago, a publication in the New York Times by Vint Cerf, one of the founders of the Internet, sparked a debate whether network access is a basic human right or not. According to Cerf “the Internet is a tool for the realization of a wide range of rights, but it is not right in itself”. He considers human rights from the perspective of the result we would like to achieve with their defense. With the development of technology and the increase of our dependance and commitment to the Internet, whether network access is a fundamental right or not, is a question that would be raised again.
As experts in online media and customer relationship communications, we at WebHostFace firmly believe that the new technology, Internet and mobile connectivity have a profound influence on the development of humanity and promote awareness and respect for human rights for more people around the world.
Courtesy of: http://www.blogactionday.org