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The Seoul declaration
The Seoul declaration 24 June 2008

This is the statement issued by civil society, gathered at the OECD ministerial conference on the future of the internet, which ended on June 18. It says: “The policy goals for the Future Internet Economy should be considered within the broader framework of protection of human rights, the promotion of democratic institutions, access to information, and the provision of affordable and non-discriminatory access to advanced communication networks and services” [pdf format].

OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy
OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy 18 June 2008

According to the official website, “ministers and stakeholders who met on 17-18 June 2008 in Seoul considered social, economic and technological trends shaping the development of the Internet Economy. They forged broad principles that can provide an enabling policy environment for the Internet Economy”. APC member endorse a statement and APC member in Korea, Jinbonet, issued a press release on Korean current internet policies.

Internet powerhouse, Korea? Shame on its internet policies!
Internet powerhouse, Korea? Shame on its internet policies! 16 June 2008 Jinbonet

The OECD ministerial meeting on “the Future of the Internet Economy” is being held in Seoul, Korea from June 17th to 18th. The Korean government seems to use this meeting as an opportunity to show off its advances of the Internet technology. However, no one would call a nation a ‘leading country of the Internet’ solely on its strong information technology base and IT ind...

APC's executive director to address OECD ministers in Seoul
APC's executive director to address OECD ministers in Seoul 15 June 2008 Karen Higgs

Anriette Esterhuysen, executive director of the APC, is one of the speakers at an OECD ministerial meeting on the future of the internet being held in South Korea on June 17-18. Over thirty ministers have confirmed they will attend the Ministerial, along with leaders from international government organisations, business, organised labour, the internet’s technical community and civil society.

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet
Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet 05 March 2008

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1998 in South Korea. "Jinbo" means "progressive" in Korean. Jinbonet aims to support the growth of civil society activity and communication by providing network services such as web hosting, email, blogs and mailing lists to civil society organisations, trade unions, individuals and progressive projects. Jinb...

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