MADA launches a digital rights campaign

PNN/ Ramallah/

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has launched a media campaign on digital rights, on social media.

The campaign targets the Palestinian public in general, particularly journalists, and aims to promote digital rights, the nature and issues of digital rights, digital security, and promote public awareness and protection of these various rights.

This campaign, which is supported by Open Society foundations (OSF), includes the introduction of many aspects and concepts that fall under these relatively new titles and issues, especially as there is a general lack of respect for some of these rights, and the violations that occur often and not recognized by some users of modern technology.

Digital rights are part of human rights that allow the individual to access, use, create and publish using digital media, as well have access and use to computers, electronic devices and communication networks.

This term relates to the protection and realization of the right to privacy and freedom of expression in the context of new digital technologies. Especially access to the Internet network, which is a right that must be ensured by the Laws of States.

It is worth mentioning that the Human Rights Council in 2012 (and later in 2014 and 2016) recognized that the same protected human rights should in fact be protected on the Internet network as well. In the same context, the ability to freely share information and communicate via the Internet is essential for the realization of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.