Internet governance

Open access, financing principles
Open access, financing principles 17 November 2005 APC

The second priority from the Geneva phases of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) was the financing of the Information Society but the Internet Governance debate has overshadowed this. Given that I have made a submission on the later I feel obliged to contribute my 50 cents to the former – for me financing the information society should take more precedence over the Internet Governance debate. The second priority from the Geneva phases of the World Summit on Information Society (...

Tunis Commitment, almost signed
Tunis Commitment, almost signed 16 November 2005 APC

By 10 pm Tuesday, the chairperson, Ambassador Khan, had concluded negotiations on Chapter 3 on internet governance and received a standing ovation from all attending delegates. The outcome of the internet governance process is to have a forum that will take up broad public policy issues on the one hand, and a process of cooperation on the narrow principles that relate to domain name, numbers and the root zone file on the other. APC’s Willie Currie felt "this outcome has to be evaluated ...

Utsumi happy over security... despite all
Utsumi happy over security... despite all 15 November 2005 APC

The internet should be more democratic and more international, says the WSIS’ chief organizer. More than 80% of the goals of WSIS have already been achieved, saysITU chief Yoshio Utsumi at his opening press conference for the summit’s currently-underway second phase in Tunisia. He however skipped answering whether ITU has communicated concern to Tunisia’s government regarding the safety o...

WSIS II: A walking dead
WSIS II: A walking dead 15 November 2005 APC

Ladies and gentlemen this is a pseudo-transcript of the proceedings of the Civil Society press conference held on November 15, 2005 (Tuesday) at 16:30. The second round of WSIS has not even started yet but hearing the pronouncements below one would think that it is already over! (Compiled by maxigas, edited by Frederick Dubois. If Allah is on our side we might have audio and video as well.) J...

Who will control the internet?
Who will control the internet? 15 November 2005 APC

Heated discussions between governments meeting in Tunis at the World Summit on the Information Society seems to reaching results, which could change the face of how the internet is managed for the next several years. APCNews reports. Heated discussions between governments meeting in Tunis at the World Summit on the Information Society seems to reaching results, which could change the face of ho...

Who gets the credit, and who controls?
Who gets the credit, and who controls? 15 November 2005 APC

Here’s an articulate post by a journalist colleague from India — one of the few that makes sense of the issues at Tunis. It was written by Anand Parthasarathy of The Hindu, a prominent Indian newspaper, and reproduced via the One World South Asia network. BytesForAll mailing list, an APC member, reproduced it… and it raised a (brief but interesting) discussion. Here’s...

Net wants to be decentrally governed
Net wants to be decentrally governed 14 November 2005 APC

At Tunis this month, the global Internet community gathers to determine the future of the internet and the information society in general. WSIS’s focus is on internet governance, to determine the future of the internet and how to financing the information society for global inclusion. As a member of this community, this blogger will share three articles; the first (below) offering anothe...

Crucial drafting session in Tunis
Crucial drafting session in Tunis 13 November 2005 APC

Late on Sunday night, November 13, 2005, an assembly of about 100 people agreed to a series of minimal points of common ground related to internet governance in Tunis. These points were then to be reported back to the general plenary of what is called the resumed PrepCom 3 meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) for definitive negotiation and implementation. Late on Sunday...

Ultimate webmaster, citizens' voice
Ultimate webmaster, citizens' voice 12 November 2005 APC

Might interest you: Inter-Press Service has this story U.S. Fights to Remain the Ultimate Webmaster which says that international efforts to break down the digital barriers facing the world’s poor will backfire if governments fail to work out their differences on the issue of internet governance. Meanwhile, here’s the website for the Citizens’ Summit on the Information Socie...

WSIS: APC makes recommendations on internet governance at UN summit
WSIS: APC makes recommendations on internet governance at UN summit 12 November 2005 APC

APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations with regard to internet governance ahead of the final Summit in Tunis in November 2005. APC propo...

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