UNESCO highlights UNHRC Resolution on FoE
UNESCO welcomed the new revision of UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/38/L.10/Rev.1 ‘concerning the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet’, in particular, the re-affirmation that online human rights, especially those pertaining to freedom of expression, are the same rights online that are protected offline. The resolution decried significant abuses of human rights, such as attacks against journalists and women. At the same time, UNESCO noted progress on its project to define Internet Universality Indicators and the launch of the second draft of these R.O.A.M. indicators, which will ‘help states and stakeholders to identify gaps within a country in relation to Internet Universality, and to make appropriate recommendations concerning policy and practice’.