Research


A survey of global Internet activists: They want an Internet

Representatives from government, industry leaders and Internet activists gathered last year in Rio de Janeiro for the second Internet Governance Forum. It was the one of the five annual meetings aimed at creating a global conversation about the future of the Internet. Furthermore it tended to creat recommendations to the United Nations and the World Summit on the Information Society about policies that might be developed to promote widespread public access to the Internet and how the Internet might be configured. The Pew Internet & American Life Project invited attendees to complete an online survey and found strong support for an Internet "Bill of Rights."

The results show that interviewees said they hoped the rights would include freedom of information, freedom of expression, and the right of people to have affordable Internet access.

The highlights of the survey can be found under (PDF-file)
http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP-IGFsurvey.pdf

The complete survey results are available under (PDF-file)
http://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/predictions/IGF_RIO_SURVEY.pdf.


Available on the website since March 09, 2008
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