Press Release: President Lula of Brazil receives ITU Award

World Telecommunication and Information Society Award for protecting children online

Geneva, 15 June 2009 — President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of Brazil visited ITU today where he received the World Telecommunication and Information Society Award.

Accepting the award, President Lula said he was pleased to see international recognition for the efforts of the Brazilian government to promote digital inclusion and a safe and democratic virtual space, especially for children and adolescents. “We are determined to fight digital exclusion, which is today one of the major constraints in the quest for development,” President Lula said. “To reduce inequalities we need to increase access to modern communication technologies to a larger number of people.

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