Archives for December 2012

UN Conference on the Internet

In Dubai, the latest meeting of the U.N.’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has closed. Among other things, delegates from 151 states debated regulation and control of the Internet. Here is the ITU’s official press release: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2012/92.aspx The Economist comments: http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/12/internet-regulation For CNET News, Declan McCullagh writes: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559034-38/u.n-summit-implodes-as-u.s-others-spurn-internet-treaty/ McCullagh writes here as well: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559503-38/u.n-summits-meltdown-ignites-new-internet-cold-war/ For Forbes, […]

Freedom of Expression, Religion, and Access to Information

In Canada, several religious and secularist spokespersons recently expressed their thoughts about the balance—or conflict—between freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Their thoughts appear in the Ottawa Citizen: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Religion+Experts+Does+freedom+expression+trump+freedom+religion/7668111/story.html The Centre for Law and Democracy ranks “the strength and effectiveness” of access to information laws around the globe. According to this organization, Canada ranks […]