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Guardian Podcast Series Explores UN Resolution Declaring Internet a Basic Human Right

August 16, 2016
UN General Assembly

The Guardian’s ‘Chips with Everything’ podcast has launched a four-part series that explores the United Nation’s July resolution that considers Internet access to be a basic human right.

The issue has been debated in the UN General Assembly going back as far as 2009, and finally passed last month as an extension of Article 19 of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

From the podcast series introduction: “While the decision may seem straightforward, with the complex nature of human rights law considered, the resolution is far from simple. To investigate, we talk to United Nations’ special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye; the co-creator of the Internet, Vint Cerf; and the human rights lawyer and founder of rightsinfo.org Adam Wagner.”

Part two of the four-part series is available now. Follow the Internet Hall of Fame blog to find out when parts three and four are published.

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