Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Over the years, usage of the internet both on personal computers, Ipad, Iphones, Android, etc has evolved. This has accelerated new forms of interactions through instant messaging, social networking, blogging, and other forms of internet forums. As of 2011, more than 2.1 billion people of the world's population of about 7 billion had access to the internet.
Rapporteur to protect statisticians who have been the victims of escalating attacks by the
Government of Argentina. The appeal to the Special Rapporteur, whose charge is the
promotion and protection of the right of freedom of opinion and expression, was made
in August by the American Statistical Association (ASA) in a letter signed by Executive
Director Ron Wasserstein and William Seltzer, chair of the association's Committee on
Scientific Freedom and Human Rights. Since then, other statistical groups have
supported the ASA appeal by writing letters of their own to the Special Rapporteur.
In late September, a letter of support was sent by Jean-Michel Poggie, the president of
the Societe Francaise de Statistique. A second letter was written by Jae C. Lee, president
of the International Statistical Institute. Earlier this month, Jong Hoo Choi, president of
the Korean Statistical Society, also wrote, urging action to protect the targeted
individuals in Argentina. Additional professional societies in other countries are
expected to join this coalition in the coming weeks, according to Wasserstein and