From yesterday’s State Department press briefing:
QUESTION: P.J., could you give us a little bit more information, if you have it, on the American being held in
MR. CROWLEY: Well, let me keep those two issues separate. It – regarding the
Regarding our work on civil society in
Again, going back to what the Secretary said yesterday in her speech, it is about promoting the ability of people to organize, to communicate around the world. And when you do have countries like Cuba or countries like China that are afraid of that flow of information, in fact, it is inconsistent with the global trends that are going to propel the 21st century.
QUESTION: Do they define specifically what kind of communications equipment can be given to people?
MR. CROWLEY: Does
QUESTION: No. Do we? I should say the
MR. CROWLEY: I think our – part of our programs are centered on providing and helping groups provide a capability to network and to communicate.
QUESTION: In other words, I guess what I’m asking is we’re talking about cell phones, computers, et cetera. Would it include things like GPS or would it include things like satellite phones?
MR. CROWLEY: I think it is the ability to communicate globally.