Exactly how can the Internet contribute to sustainable development? First, people need access to the Internet. Not just access
If the next billion are coming online as a result of mobile, then it is incumbent upon us to make sure that the technology does not limit them in any way.
The freedom enabled by the Internet to express one's own ideas, one's opinion of another's idea, to advocate or to disassociate with the collective views of other speakers, to associate locally and globally is unprecedented in history. This precious Internet freedom is, however, volatile around the world.
This year, International Women's Day will focus on the empowerment of women, highlighting the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which was signed 20 years ago by 189 governments to establish an agenda for realizing women's rights.