U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech at FOC conference

John Kerry: Internet access is a ‘fundamental’ human right.

In remarks to a global Internet governance conference, Kerry said that barriers to Internet access and online freedom needed to be torn down, just like the Berlin Wall in 1989.

“Today, we’ve all learned that walls can be made of ones and zeros and the deprivation of access even to those ones and zeros, and that wall can be just as powerful in keeping us apart in a world that is so incredibly interconnected,” he said at the fourth annual Freedom Online Coalition conference.

The full remote speech can be watched below and read on the U.S. Department of State website.

e-Governance Academy was a main partner of FOC conference.