The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) was established in 2011 in response to the growing recognition of the importance of the Internet for the enjoyment of human rights.
Since its founding Conference, the FOC has grown from 15 members to 34 today, spanning from Africa to Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. The FOC’s Member states are unified by the notion that the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, as outlined in the founding FOC Hague Declaration.
Coalition members work to coordinate their diplomatic efforts and engage with civil society, the private sector and academia to promote human rights such as the freedom of expression and opinion, the freedom of assembly and association and privacy online – worldwide.
To learn more about the Freedom Online Coalition and to view recent joint statements, visit www.freedomonlinecoalition.com