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Special Edition -- Internet Freedom

Office of Public Liaison
Bureau of Public Affairs
February 15, 2011


In This Issue

  • Secretary Clinton Speech: "Internet Rights And Wrongs: Choices & Challenges In A Networked World"
  • Internet Freedom Fact Sheet


Internet Freedom

Date: 02/15/2011 Location: Washington, DC Description: Secretary Clinton will deliver major remarks live on Internet Freedom on February 15 at George Washington University. - State Dept ImageWASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 15, 2011 – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a speech on "Internet Rights And Wrongs: Choices & Challenges In A Networked World," at George Washington University. The called on the global community to choose to keep the internet open as a space for free expression, ideas, innovation, and economic growth, and discussed the contemporary versions of age-old challenges that arise in this new digital age. "One year ago, I offered a starting point for that vision by calling for a global commitment to internet freedom, to protect human rights online as we do offline," Secretary Clinton said. "The rights of individuals to express their views freely, petition their leaders, worship according to their beliefs – these rights are universal, whether they are exercised in a public square or on an individual blog."   Read More

Internet Freedom Fact Sheet
Secretary Clinton has called on the global community to protect freedom of expression, association, and assembly in the online world. Taken together, these rights comprise what Secretary Clinton calls the "freedom to connect." By protecting these rights in the digital era, we preserve the promise and the possibility of the Internet as a platform for ideas, innovation, connection, and economic growth. Read More



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