FoE logoThe Freedom of Expression Project

Challenges and opportunities for freedom of expression in the networked environment

Values, Principles and Rights in Internet Governance

info: Submitted by Lisa Horner on Tue, 2009-09-22 11:37.

Max Senges and Lisa Horner
August 2009

This paper examines whether policy frameworks based on values and principles might help to build an internet and wider communications environments that support human rights. It argues that grassroots trans-cultural dialogue about what people value the internet for, coupled with an emphasis on the values of equality, diversity and dignity that underpin the human rights framework, would be useful starting point for fostering progressive communications policy and practice. Click here to read the paper: Values, principles and rights in internet governance