November 18, 2012
OpenMedia original article
Building a global coalition to protect Internet freedom
This push for greater control by governments over their citizens is an authoritative measure that will increase access costs, dissolve human rights to privacy and free speech online, and bind our Internet use to a narrow spectrum of ‘approved’ or censored materials. A regression into the past is not what the future for our Internet should look like.
We at OpenMedia have long maintained an approach of “using the Internet to save the Internet”; an idea that has been propelled by our dedicated supporters and Internet freedom community members everywhere. Together, we’re working on safeguarding our own Internet freedoms and promoting awareness for those citizens whose Internet freedoms are becoming compromised.
To do this, we’ve assembled a growing coalition of organizations worldwide – representing over fifty countries and uniting citizens’ voices across six continents. We’ve come together to demand that Internet governance decisions be made in a transparent manner with genuine public participation.
Join us as we call on the ITU and its member governments to embrace transparency and reject any proposals that might expand ITU authority to areas of Internet governance that threaten the exercise of human rights online.
Join us in Protecting Global Internet Freedom.