Switzerland becomes the 31st Member of the Freedom Online Coalition
The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) is pleased to announce Switzerland as the 31st Member of the Coalition.
By joining the Coalition, Switzerland has pledged to upholding and advancing the Coalition’s shared goals and values as stated in the FOC Founding Declaration and the Tallinn Recommendations for Freedom Online.
As noted in its letter of intent, “Switzerland strongly believes that freedom of expression needs to be guaranteed and preserved online as well as offline and sees the Freedom Online Coalition as a key tool to strengthen engagement between all stakeholders in order to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in the internet age.” The objectives of the FOC are consistent with Switzerland’s existing engagement and legal framework to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms universally. While it does not create new obligations for its members, FOC membership provides Switzerland with important additional tools to promote and implement existing human rights more effectively and enhance international collaboration.
The FOC is delighted to welcome Switzerland to the Coalition and is looking forward to working together to support Internet freedom worldwide.
The Coalition’s efforts to advance Internet freedom worldwide are now shared by the following countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, the Republic of Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, the United Kingdom and the United States.