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Malta: Antonio Ghio, the new Digital Champion

News: 14/12/2012
Malta recently appointed Antonio Ghio as Digital Champion. The position was filled from March until December 2012 by Philip Micallef. Antonio Ghio is the new Chairman of Malta Communication Authority and he has been practicing as a lawyer for the past 11 years, handling exclusively technology related matters.
"I would like to see 2013 as a year where substantial progress is registered in respect of considering the Internet [...] as an important tool for the enjoyment of our fundamental human rights."

“I am looking forward towards actively participating within this exciting forum in order to ensure that the successes registered by Malta throughout these past years are strengthened through the insightful experiences that we can learn from other countries", explained Ghio after his appointment.

The Digital Champion added: "I would also like to see 2013 as a year where substantial progress is registered in respect of considering the Internet and all that it stands for as an important tool for the enjoyment of our fundamental human rights, reflecting the latest resolutions issued by the United Nations in this regard. This forum will also serve as an important avenue where Malta can share its current national proposals to elevate internet access and informational access amongst others as a Constitutional right”.

Antonio Ghio will meet Commissioner Neelie Kroes and the other Digital Champions in the next meeting that will take place on the 18 December in Brussels. Check the agenda!

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