Worth a Look: Framing the Net – The Internet and Human Rights

Advanced Cyber/IO, Information Society, Worth A Look
Amazon Paage
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‘Rikke Frank Jorgensen has given us a thoughtful and competent contribution to a debate of increasing global importance. Her theoretical analysis and practical case-study stimulate critical reflection on how we should connect the primary moral domain of our time – human rights – with the primary infrastructure for global communication, the Internet. This book is a must read for all who engage with the search for meaningful and practical normative directions for communications in the 21st century.’ – Cees J. Hamelink, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands ‘Understanding the Internet is key to protecting human rights in the future. In Framing the Net, Rikke Frank Jorgensen, shows how this can be done. Deconstructing four key metaphors – the Internet as infrastructure, public sphere, medium and culture – she shows where the challenges to human rights protection online lie and how to confront them. Importantly, she develops clear policy proposals for national and international Internet policy-makers, all based on human rights. Her book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of human rights on the Internet: and that should be everyone.’ – Wolfgang Benedek, University of Graz, Austria ‘Jorgensen’s examination of whether Internet governance can be better aligned with the rights and freedoms enshrined in human rights law and standards of compliance should be read by everyone in the academic, policy and legal practitioner communities. From women’s use of ICTs in Uganda to Wikipedia in Germany, information society developments make it imperative that scholars and practitioners understand why it matters how the issues are framed. This book successfully analyses a decade or more of debate in this field in an engaging and very illuminating way.’ – Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK