Events Calendar

Human Rights and Information Access in a Digital World

The United Nations has recognized internet access as a basic human right. This moderated roundtable event aims to foster conversations about different approaches to ensuring the public access to information.

Perspectives from the social sciences, law, and information technology will shape the dialogue about how human rights thinking about communications and technology has evolved since 1948 when the UDHR was signed.

What does the right to the internet mean in practice? How do movements like the Open Access movement help advance the realization of this right? Why is this right is important for democracy, social cohesion, and human rights; and how the human right to internet access relates to our work as researchers and learners?

Tuesday, October 30 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hillman Library, 272 Conference Room
3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Human Rights and Information Access in a Digital World

The United Nations has recognized internet access as a basic human right. This moderated roundtable event aims to foster conversations about different approaches to ensuring the public access to information.

Perspectives from the social sciences, law, and information technology will shape the dialogue about how human rights thinking about communications and technology has evolved since 1948 when the UDHR was signed.

What does the right to the internet mean in practice? How do movements like the Open Access movement help advance the realization of this right? Why is this right is important for democracy, social cohesion, and human rights; and how the human right to internet access relates to our work as researchers and learners?

Tuesday, October 30 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hillman Library, 272 Conference Room
3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260