he United Nations Human Rights Council formally condemned countries that block or limit citizens’ internet access in a new resolution passed Friday.
According to the resolution, individuals’ online and offline rights, such as “freedom of expression” and choice of media deserve the same protections.
The UN Council denounced “unequivocally measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online in violation of international human rights law.”
The UN’s resolution, which also calls for governments to improve internet access across gender and disabilities, doesn’t carry any legal weight but could bolster public criticisms of censorship practices around the world.
Turkey and China are well known for their government-sanctioned media and internet blockages, but they are not alone in their censorship practices.
Disrupting Internet Access Is A Human Rights Violation, UN Says
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