Championing human rights on the internet — Part Six: Summing up, too much or not enough?
The hard work is only just beginning, that is the drip, drip, drip of legal, political and intellectual labour to ensure that future generations on this planet get the media and communications they deserve.
Championing human rights on the internet – Part five: Why bother then?
What have yet to get going are more informed discussions in local (schools, universities, hospitals, town halls) and national (parliaments and businesses) settings.
Championing human rights for the internet - why bother? Part four: Stepping up the tempo
Staying visible, not being drowned out by hostile agendas, or captured and then defused by lobbies of every ilk, is a challenge for those defending human rights on the internet.
Championing human rights for the internet - why bother? Part three; Some progress is better than nothing?
Standard-setting bodies who have all played a part in the historical trajectory of the ‘hard’ techno-legal decision-making that comprises internet governance behind the scenes are now under public scrutiny.
Championing human rights for the internet - why bother? Part two: "Ground control to Major Tom"
Corporate actors play no small part in setting this agenda as well, in kind rather than by international treaty, through the proprietary rights of commercial enterprise.
Championing human rights for the internet – why bother? Part one: coming in from the cold
Arguments about why indeed human rights matter for our online lives, and who is responsible for taking action - the individual, the government, or the service provider? - rage over most people’s heads.