Human rights and the digital

Authored by: Kari Karppinen

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138665545
eBook ISBN: 9781315619835
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315619835.ch9

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Abstract

Terms such as ‘digital rights’ and ‘internet rights’ now have a prominent place in political and academic debates around the world. While not so long ago it was possible to argue that the perspective of human rights had only received marginal attention in debates on the global information society (Drake & Jørgensen 2006, 5), it now seems that individual rights constitute a central normative framework for approaching policy issues related to new digital technologies and the Internet.

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