Released exactly one year after the terrible terrorist atack in Madrid, the statement stresses - among other things - that a connected citizenry is the best defense against terrorism and reminds that "the aftermath of the March 11 bombing, response was spontaneous and rapid because the citizens were able to use the Internet to organize themselves".

The importance of a free and open Internet to minimize the likelihood of terrorist acts and to enable effective responses to terrorism is also highlighted in the document.

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