International Coalition Launches 'Manila Principles' to Protect Freedom of Expression Worldwide
Tue 24 Mar 2015, 10:40

An international coalition launched the “Manila Principles on Internet Liability” today—a roadmap for the global community to protect online freedom of expression and innovation around the world.

“Our goal is to protect everyone’s freedom of expression with a framework of safeguards and best practices for responding to requests for content removal.”

UN council passed online freedom resolution
Mon 4 Jul 2016, 11:51

A UN resolution entitled "The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet" effectively extends human rights held offline to the internet. It was passed by consensus, but only after a determined effort by a number of countries, including China and Russia, to pull out key parts of the text.