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The United Nations has recognized internet access as a basic human right. This moderated roundtable event aims to foster conversations about different approaches to ensuring the public access to information. Perspectives from the social sciences, law, and information technology will shape the dialogue about how human rights thinking about communications and technology has evolved since 1948 when the UDHR was signed. What does the right to the internet mean in practice? How do movements like the Open Access movement help advance the realization of this right? Why is this right is important for democracy, social cohesion, and human rights; and how the human right to internet access relates to our work as researchers and learners?

Date:
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Hillman Library, Room 272
Campus:
Pittsburgh
Categories:
Event, Workshops

Event Organizer

Michael Thompson