The immutable fact is that the responsibility for all personal thought, action, and speech lies solely with the initiator. No one else has the authority to direct you.
Like many of President Vladimir Putin's projects, tackling the internet has all the elements of the improbable, the boastful and the grandly quixotic.
Those who bothered to keep an eye on matters had to come to the conclusion that Australian officials were taking a leaf out of the book of police regimes in Latin America: people had, quite literally, been 'disappeared'
'How much does tone and prominence distort the real picture? Is some coverage self-fulfilling prophecy? Does it spread fear and anxiety way beyond the rational?'
Is the threat of a ban the right approach? After all, huge numbers of people rely on these platforms, as gateways into news gathering and business opportunities.
Any time the censor steps in as defender of morality and safety citizens should be alarmed. Such attitudes are precisely the sorts of things that empty libraries and lead to the burning of books.
Corruption is endemic in all major international sports from drug taking to match fixing, it seems that the entire sporting supply chain is diseased.
Universities operate as agents of change, in that Universities anticipate and encourage a commitment to the making of a better world for the future.
Now there is a new mentality: people are more complacent. The post-war generation of human rights activists are dying off.
The description of this mind-independent reality is what we sometimes call truth. Thus we can know truth and speak the truth.
The Declaration empowers not just human rights advocates like myself, but all of us and we need to stand up for our rights and the rights of all peoples, both at home and abroad.
Culture around human rights is not automatically acquired at the birth or through DNA. Human rights standards need to be learned.