UN forum backs rights to free online expression

July 5, 2012 12:48

GENEVA - The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday for the first time said people had a right to freedom of expression on the Internet and called on all states to protect it.

In speeches, both China and Cuba voiced reservations, but joined the consensus at the 47-member state forum which adopted a resolution presented by Sweden and backed by countries including the United States.

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