In the News

January 22, 2013 – Information Week, Internet Use Increases Worldwide, Connections Get Faster
By: Boonsri Dickinson
“Progress continues to be made in global Internet penetration and the speed of Internet access. However, global Internet penetration stands at only 34.4% — a lack of access hinders development and slows down the progress of society. We must continue to push for universal connectivity at an accelerated pace.”

January 22, 2013 – BBC Radio, A New Documentary About the Digital Divide
By: Arild Færaas
“Founder of A Human Right Kosta Grammatis gives details on the documentary film partnership ‘Web’ “

January 10, 2013 – Aftenposten Norway, St Helena Has No Internet
By: Arild Færaas
“[translated] A Human Right is fighting to bring connectivity to the island…”

January 3, 2013 – BBC, Island community St Helena renews plea for Internet Cash from UK
By: Dave Lee
“Campaign group A Human Right, which is supported by the UN, has called on the Department for International Development to contribute a substantial amount to the engineering costs of connecting the island to the South Atlantic Express, a new superfast fibre optic cable being laid by South African firm eFive.”

December 16, 2012 – The Next Web, The new activism: How geektivism is changing the world
By: Harry Mylonadis
“Most of us spend much of our day online and Internet access has become so ubiquitous that we’ve completely forgotten that some people can’t and have never been online.”

October 2, 2012 – A Human Right Wins 2012 Better World by Design Challenge
By: PBN Staff
“A Human Right was selected as the winner of the 2012 A Better World by Design challenge Connecting the Disconnected […] A Human Right’s solution to closing the digital divide demonstrates clear innovation and a commitment to achieving widespread gains for individuals most in need.”

July 9, 2012 – The Pappas Post, Kosta Grammatis: Changing the world, one gigabyte at a time
By: Kathy Tzilivakis
“The internet is a tool that helps people to help themselves. That’s my guiding philosophy. It is the portal to the worlds knowledge, all available in one place.”

June, 2012 – Lexus Magazine, Connected
By: Jeff Singer
“A Human Right – the non-profitorganization he founded to bring internet access to all – has started to make significant allies, most notably the United Nations.”

March, 2012 – Submarine Telecoms, Remote South Atlantic Island Lobbies For Submarine Cable Landing (p.29)
By: Christian von der Ropp
“This would be the first time a landing point of a major submarine cable has been selected solely for social reasons.” Learn more: movethiscable.org

July 7, 2011 – Vogue Italy, The Inventor Who Helps People
By: Tom Samiljan / Bjorn Iooss
“A Human Right promotes the use of satellites and other technologies to bring the Internet to five billion people across the world who do not have it”

January 3, 2011 – TIME Magazine, As Egypt Shuts Down the Internet, One Group Wants Online Access for All
By: Jim Fields
“Grammatis wants to move the satellite from its current orbit above Earth and park it over Africa, offering online access to some of the world’s poorest citizens.”

January 27, 2011 – New Scientist, Internet Activist: Why I want to buy a satellite
By: Alice Hlidkova
“Some people in developing countries spend half their disposable income on cellphones because telecommunications add value to their lives. If access to the internet were free, people will find a way to get devices to use it.”

Decemeber 3, 2011 – Al Jazeera, For Sale: A bus-sized satellite?
By: Chris Arsenault
“If the whole world thought like these people, it would be a great place.”

December 2, 2011 – Boing Boing, BuyThisSatellite: $150K crowdfunding project to provide net access to poor countries
By: Cory Doctorow
“A new NGO called A Human Right is attempting to raise $150K in a bid to buy one of the world’s highest capacity communications satellites from its bankrupt owners in order to re-task it to supply Internet access to the world’s poorest people.”

December 28, 2011 – Fast Company, Ahumanright.org Aims to Buy Commercial Satellite for the World’s Poor
By: Neal Ungerleider
“…its plan is too interesting to ignore.”