Internet Access and Human Rights

 

The current unrest occurring in Egypt has proven the internet can be shut down, or at least made unavailable for specific areas and a majority number of people in that area.
Many say this is denying the Egyptians a basic human right, the right of free speech. 
When the Internet is taken away, as it has been in Egypt, people feel as though their rights have been stripped.

“It’s freedom of expression that is a long-standing core right,” Neil Hicks, international policy adviser for Human Rights First, told msnbc.com. “Restriction from the Internet is a violation of the right of free speech.”

In reading the article on this I have to disagree with the statement. The internet was one of many medias used, and media access to using the Internet is not a given right. Access to the Internet consist of various technologies that is extremely convenient to use.

What do you think?

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