Why Information is a Right?

I was going to blog in detail why information is a right but decide to leave that to later to include why high speed internet is a necessary infrastructure to meet the rights to information. But today I thought I’ll just quickly answer why information is a right? or more specifically, why everyone has a right to unhindered flow of information? The simple answer is – any entity who can control information and limit its flow can skew facts, and hence public opinion in their favor. It can also give them unfair advantage (commerce/trade, career, knowledge) against people who are denied similar information.

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