Freedom of expression is often referred to as one of the crucial components of democratic governments. It is important for political freedom and the foundation of democracy. In this modern time, freedom of expression is also considered the oxygen of democracy.
With internet freedom on the decline for the 11th consecutive year, digital authoritarians are not only increasing their technological capabilities, but also widening the scope in which their technologies are used for nefarious purposes.
As we head into the next decade, the Open Internet for Democracy Initiative reached out to digital rights luminaries from around the globe to get their take on how they hope the internet will evolve over this next decade. Below are their responses to our prompt: What is your vision of the internet in 2030? What current challenges do you hope we will have solved by then?