Human Rights and Democracy in Cyberspace

By Shalini Venturelli - 1998

This article addresses aspects of information rights for cyberspace involving the validity of conceptions for freedom of communication, and the principal handicaps and challenges to development of international standards for constitutional human rights guarantees of freedom of expression. It asks 'In what sense of freedom of communication do we mean an /information society'?

First published in The Journal of International Communication, Vol. 5 No. 1 & 2, June-December 1998. Republished in idoc internazionale 1-2 January-June 1999. PDF.

By Shalini Venturelli| 1998


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.


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