Is access to the internet a fundamental human right?
Nearly four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests. Do you think being able to use the web is a human right?
The survey, in which more than 27,000 adults from 26 countries participated, found strong support for access to the web. Already countries such as Finland and Estonia have ruled that access to cyberspace is a human right for their citizens.
Meanwhile, the US has eased sanctions on the sale of online services to Iran, Cuba and Sudan, to help further web use and support opposition groups.
Is the internet a basic human right? Do you think people who have access to the internet are better informed? Could you live without being able to access the web?
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