Authors: Sarah Sewall
November 9, 2004
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
The Internet offers enormous opportunity for people around the world to exercise their rights to free expression and free association, but access to the Internet must become truly universal. The U.S. traditionally has viewed the Internet through the narrow lens of E-commerce, rather than seeing its broader policy implications. Building on new initiatives flowing from the G-8 summit, the next Administration, with relatively modest policy, resource and bureaucratic adjustments, should make the U.S. a leader in advancing the human rights potential of the Internet.


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