U.S. Senators announce the formation of Global Internet Freedom CaucusMarch 25th, 2010 - 4:53 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Senators Ted Kaufman and Sam Brownback announced Wednesday the formation of Global Internet Freedom Caucus.
The newly formed Senate caucus is designed to underscore the importance of Internet freedom globally, formalizing the efforts of a bipartisan group of senators who have been working together for more than a year to advocate for global freedom of expression through the Internet and other connective technology.
“The Internet has presented infinite opportunities for communication throughout the world” said Senator Kaufman. “The free exchange of ideas in a globalized world is essential to economic and political progress, and we are gathered here today to reaffirm our commitment to this issue. The Caucus will provide bipartisan leadership within the Congress supporting robust engagement by the public and private sectors to secure digital freedoms throughout the world.”
“Cyberspace is a critical battlefield in the global struggle for human freedom. The United States has both a strategic interest and a moral imperative to ensure that the Internet works to empower people everywhere to secure their inalienable human rights—rather than allow the dictators who hope to use new technologies to achieve greater control and stifle dissent,” said Senator Lieberman.
Ten senators, including Dick Durbin, John McCain, Mike Johanns, John Barrasso, Jim Risch, and Bob Menendez, participate in the bipartisan caucus, which is co-chaired by Kaufman and Brownback.
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