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Giorgio Ungania

New Media & Technology Specialist, TEDx Dubai


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How we can use social media on a world scale to launch a global campaign to recognize Internet access as a basic human right?

Internet access is become as vital as access to energy or natural resources. Especially when looking at underdeveloped areas of the world it becomes clear that access to the shared knowledge via web can do wonders for the growth of these areas.


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    Feb 16 2011: Very interesting TEDxTalk Sebeastian. As Kat pointed out the issue is much more relevant in emerging areas of the world. As pointed out by Sugata Mitra in his TEDGlobal 2010 Talk the potentials of unconditioned and unsupervised access to the grid can do miracles. We are all aware of the basic struggles of Academia not being able to keep up with the speed of the global innovations in all fields of mankind. The article 21 of the Chart of Human Rights states that "Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country" I strongly believe that access to the internet should considered a Public Service in each and every country.

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