Fee internet basic human right?

26/09/2012

Should free internet access in public libraries be a basic human right?

Heather Lamond, president of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), thinks so:

“With so much of our government information and access to services only available online, how is everybody going to have access to all the information they need to be an active participating citizen in our democracy?” she said.

Anyone without the internet is at a disadvantage in many ways.

But some people manage quite happily without it and I wouldn’t go so far as to say free access to it is a basic human right.


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