ACCESS TO INTERNET

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WHEREAS the Cuban government prevents citizens from freely accessing the Internet and has even increased restrictions on use of the Web by government journalists WHEREAS uncensored access to the Internet is an increasingly important aspect of the human right to information and free expression WHEREAS Principle 3 of the Declaration of Chapultepec states, “The authorities must be compelled by law to make available in a timely and reasonable manner the information generated by the public sector. No journalist may be forced to reveal his or her sources of information” THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE IAPA RESOLVES to demand that the Cuban government allow its citizens to have free access to the Internet to warn the governments of the hemisphere that controlling, censoring or restricting citizens’ unlimited access to the Internet constitutes a fundamental violation of an important aspect of the human right to information.

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