2011 report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Published: May 16, 2011

In this 2011 report, UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue explores key trends and challenges to the right of all individuals to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds through the Internet.

The Special Rapporteur underscores the unique and transformative nature of the Internet not only to enable individuals to exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression, but also a range of other human rights, and to promote the progress of society as a whole. He emphasizes the applicability of international human rights norms on the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the Internet.