Internet governance

Voices from Africa, HANA
Voices from Africa, HANA 18 November 2005 APC

Highway Africa runs the Highway Africa News Agency. (Interestingly, its work is put out under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License.) They’ve got some interesting stories in their e-despatch which just reached mailboxes earlier today.One story is about African delegates boast of ICT success stories. Perhaps the most catchy title is No teeth but can still chew the fat and it’s a radio script for a radio report on the Internet Governance Forum and who controls the ...

WSIS deal... and internet rights
WSIS deal... and internet rights 18 November 2005 APC

What actually brought about the WSIS deal on internet governance, in the way it evolved? An explanation from Canada… And, from Italy, a demand from the Greens for a href=“http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Trends&loid=8.0.230178282&par=0”>Charter of Web Rights. WSIS.ecommons.ca has this article The WSIS 2 Deal on Internet Governance by Michael Geist focussing on “on t...

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 Govern...

Africa in internet governance...
Africa in internet governance... 17 November 2005 APC

Africa stands at a very unusual threshold of the Information Society because it is the least developed continent and seeking to use Information Communication Technology (ICTs) to advance its developmental cause but at the same time caught in the web of ideas taking position on not only Internet Governance but financing of the Information Society. Africa stands at a very unusual threshold of the...

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 an...

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 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...

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...

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...

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