Shiny Poll: Should Internet should be a human right?

246 humanrightsday06.jpg“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of broadband access.”

That’s the third article in the UN’s 1948 Declaration of Human Rights, adapted slightly. Things have changed a bit since the late forties and according to a BBC survey, a majority of people around the world think that internet should now be a human right, like clean water, a name, and life and liberty.

“Liberty, Equality and High Speed Broadband for all” wouldn’t have made such a great slogan in other manifestos of human rights, like the French Revolution, but in this data-fuelled internet age, it is increasingly clear that people left off the internet freeway fall far behind very quickly.

What do you think?

Anna Leach