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My concern regarding "Internet Bill of Rights" is this, where does it leave the unconnected majority of the world?

Would it not be more equitable to work for this "right" as a basic human right? I have raised this question before (in our IGF class), and I hope the community can discuss this in greater detail.

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Hi Joel,

In my opinion, that "right" is also having that right to access. If that right is recognized, it pushes legislators to include that as one of our "rights" in our constitution. Do you see this "right" establishing ground in the Philippines? Perhaps this right cannot yet be fully established since we lack the resources to enhance this right?

I think the broadband deal that went kaput because of corruption (ZTA Broadband Deal) would have given that slight chance of giving that right to those who have no resources or access to the Internet, especially those in remote areas where telecommunication companies cannot reach them.

Regards,
Charity
That is why BayangPinoy has its Barangay Online initiative. Particularly if we can integrate national-level remote participation (RP), + eSkwela + TeleHealth (remember the exhibit agenda) + local content.


Charity Gamboa-Embley said:
Hi Joel,
In my opinion, that "right" is also having that right to access. If that right is recognized, it pushes legislators to include that as one of our "rights" in our constitution. Do you see this "right" establishing ground in the Philippines? Perhaps this right cannot yet be fully established since we lack the resources to enhance this right? ... Regards,
Charity

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