Mr President, please practice what you preach
Our recent digital pulse survey ‘privacy issue’ found the majority of Australians are comfortable actively sharing personal opinions and attributed commentary online – and this should be celebrated as a good thing! I’m personally reinforcing this by expressing my opinion in this blog.
As the US on Tuesday announced they will be hosting UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day event in 2011 they too declare the importance of information exchange without borders or boundaries and celebrate the new citizens channel of media, the internet.
Their press release also comments on the shadow which looms over the fourth estate, noting they, “are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information.”
Oh the irony.