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Three quarters of Britons consider internet access a 'human right'

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Sophie Curtis
The Telegraph
There is overwhelming public support for the idea that access to the Internet should be a human right, according to new research

Internet access is a human right, most users believe

Monday, November 24, 2014
Marlene Leung
CTV News
An international survey of Internet users has found that more than 80 per cent believe affordable access to the Internet should be a basic human right.

Free Wi-Fi not good ‘cyber hygiene’, says former Homeland Security chief

Monday, November 24, 2014
Mike Blanchfield
Canadian Press
OTTAWA – Former U.S. Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff has a handful of golden rules for what he calls good Internet hygiene. And the first is simple: don’t use the free Wi-Fi.

Americans Relatively Sanguine About Online Privacy, Study Says

Monday, November 24, 2014
Ian Austen
New York Times
OTTAWA — A survey released on Monday suggests that revelations about government online snooping provided by Edward Snowden did not raise concerns about online privacy to the same degree in the United States as in other countries. But it also indicates that a majority of Americans are worried about the security of personal information.

The Internet: It’s a jungle out there

Monday, November 24, 2014
Nicholas Wapshott
Newsweek
A new survey of Internet users in 24 countries finds that 83 percent believe affordable access to the Internet should be a basic human right.

Canadians growing concerned over Internet privacy, poll shows

Monday, November 24, 2014
Alex Boutilier
Toronto Star
A new poll reveals that two in three Canadians worried about hacking, private companies tracking their internet activity.

International group explores future of Internet governance

Sunday, November 23, 2014
SEAN SILCOFF
Globe and Mail
An elite international group meets in Ottawa this week with the self-appointed task of solving one of the greatest challenges of an increasingly digitizing world: how to prevent the Internet from becoming the “splinternet.”

G20 Summit Brisbane 2014: Was it all worth it?

Monday, November 17, 2014
news.com.au
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani comments on the G20 at a press conference on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit, as covered by news.com.au.

Abbott hits his mark with G20

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Australian Associated Press
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani comments on the G20 from the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit, in Brisbane, Australia, as covered by the Australian Associated Press.

G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Kristen Gelineau
Associated Press (Khaleej Times, New Straits Times)
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Thomas A. Bernes discusses the G20 Leaders Summit, at a press conference in Brisbane, Australia, as covered by the Associated Press.

New G20 growth policies unlikely

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Australian Associated Press (The Age, The Southland Times, Special Broadcasting Service Corporation)
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani discusses the "recycling of old ideas and initiatives" at a press conference on the sidelines of G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane, Australia, as covered by the Australian Associated Press.

AIIB demonstrates China's bid for global infrastructure investment: expert

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Xinhua
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani comments on infrastructure investment, from a press conference on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit, in Brisbane.