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Human Rights Council backs Internet freedom

July 07, 2012
"It's the first UN resolution that confirms that human rights in the Internet realm must be protected with the same commitment as in the real world."
- US ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

Despite opposition from India, China and Russia, the UN Human Rights Council passed its first resolution on Internet freedom, to support individuals’ rights online.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the move, claiming that “the free flow of news and information is under threat” around the world.

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