In Brief: EU calls for greater Internet freedom

April 27, 2006

Ensuring freedom to receive and access information is a top priority for the European Commission when it comes to Internet governance.

The commission said that in implementing the international commitments made at the world summit on information society in Tunis last November, it will also work to safeguard and strengthen human rights as it relates to freedom of information.

It also called for continued talks internationally to improve Internet governance, most notably by the newly created Internet Governance Forum and the mechanism of "enhanced cooperation that will involve all governments on an equal footing."

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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