|The Internet is your virtual tongue,|
and your new pen and paper together.
It's essential to have the right to express yourself. Not only this, you have the right to actually do it. In the age of information now, with the evolution of electronic media, not only our focus has changed, but the importance of certain ways to express opinion and giving out information. In the future, the electronic networks will be the only important way to effectively spreading information and people opinions. Therefore the right to freely speak alone isn't effective anymore. The Internet access isn't something we can do with our minds. We need an interface, a connection. And this connections has to be treated the same way.
|At Occupy Wall Street / Image via Wikipedia|
Our possibility for free speech is going be taking away. And that shall not happen. It's clear, that very quickly, the UN must proclaim Internet access as a human right.
The article to me shows fear. Fear that citizen journalism is the only actual journalism in the future. Fear that the live videos from the New York protesters, are more relevant to people than a redacted article, smoothly written together with officials. That fear is possibly also a topic at the NYPD, as they use special lights to malfunction digital cameras. Why? Fear to let the world know the truth?
|Image by Steve Rhode via Flickr|