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Digital DilemmasPower, Resistance, and the Internet$
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M.I. Franklin

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199982691

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199982691.001.0001

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Who Should Control the Internet? Emerging Publics and Human Rights

Who Should Control the Internet? Emerging Publics and Human Rights

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(p.138) 5 Who Should Control the Internet? Emerging Publics and Human Rights
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Digital Dilemmas
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M. I. Franklin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199982691.003.0005

This chapter examines how internet technologies and related media have been affecting changes in how scholars, policymakers, and activists regard publics. It presents a case study that looks at how the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been emerging as a focal point for mobilization around a particular “transnational frame” that addresses and engages a different order of internet governance issues than hitherto; namely it looks at a project to put human rights at the heart of internet design, access, and use, and to do so as a global public issue.

Keywords:   internet technologies, Internet Governance Forum, internet governance, human rights

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