Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hillary Speaks on Internet Freedom - Video

Watch the video here.
"On their own, new technologies do not take sides in the struggle for freedom and progress, but the United States does. We stand for a single Internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas. And we recognize that the world’s information infrastructure will become what we and others make of it. Now, this challenge may be new, but our responsibility to help ensure the free exchange of ideas goes back to the birth of our republic."

Secretary Clinton outlined five key freedoms of the Internet Age. First among them is the freedom of expression. Secretary Clinton said, “This freedom is no longer defined solely by whether citizens can go into the town square and criticize their government without fear of retribution. Blogs, email, and text messages have opened up new forums for exchanging ideas – and created new targets for censorship. As I speak to you today, government censors are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics." Read more here.