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    Module 2: Digital Rights

    Modules on Litigating Freedom of Expression and Digital Rights in South and Southeast Asia

    • Digital rights — which include the right to freedom of expression, privacy and access to information are the same fundamental human rights as those enjoyed offline but adapted to a new age of technology.
    • In understanding digital rights, it is important to understand the role of internet intermediaries, a range of actors who enable access to and use of the internet and whose actions play a critical role in protecting or undermining freedom of speech and associated digital rights online.
    • Freedom of expression online is uniquely powerful because of its borderless nature, but it has created new legal challenges and consequences, such as the growth in dis- and misinformation.
    • It is crucial that human rights defenders engage with the new challenges posed online and act to protect and promote digital rights in the rapidly evolving online world.