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'Protection of freedom online is critical for the unfettered economic social and political development of all societies'

Tallinn, Estonia 28/04/2014

At the Annual Conference of the Freedom Online Coalition in Tallinn this morning, Fergus O'Dowd T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources today called for the preservation of a free, open and unitary internet. Addressing a Ministerial Meeting, he noted that freedom online was critical for future economic and social development, and that the Irish Government continuously reflects on the best possible governance arrangements to protect freedom of expression online.

The FoC was formed three years ago with The Hague Declaration, and now has 50 member states, all committed to working to preserve freedom.

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