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category international | sci-tech | news report author Monday November 14, 2005 14:24author by iosaf Report this post to the editors

This week the second and final meeting of the "World Summit on the Information Society" takes place in Tunis, starting on Wednesday.

Present will be the current "web masters" the USA and the principle partners who created the www most notably Switzerland (who co-organised with the UN the first phase), and a plethora of states who don't allow their citizens freedom of speech or association.

The UN wants to change the "US webmaster" balance in favour of one of four options which would give control to UN appointed bodies.

Many other states, just want to stop the internet.
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the current very powerful image of reporters without borders : for the christmas cards.
the current very powerful image of reporters without borders : for the christmas cards.

I can't really explain all this to you in a monday lunchtime. And I feel that amongst the regular contributors to indymedia ireland, there are surely people who can explain the issues better than i can.

But here are some links :-

whats it about-
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/14/net_governance_wsis/
article from slash dot on WSIS
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/12/05/1447255

Internet governance, the position of Reporters Without Borders-
http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=15565

the Swiss media portal dossiers
http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=107&sid=6229067&cKey=1131965500000
http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=109&sid=5751628&cKey=1131608484000

Swiss platform for the info society
http://www.comunica-ch.net/index.php

the site of the WSIS
http://www.itu.int/wsis/

the citizens summit which will also be held in tunis
http://www.citizens-summit.org/

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Thanks     .    Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:14 
   the director general of "reporters without borders" was turned away at the door of the WSIS     iosaf    Thu Nov 17, 2005 14:00 
   statement on what occured today     rsf    Thu Nov 17, 2005 14:30 
   Lots of crazy shit happening     eeekkk    Thu Nov 17, 2005 15:53 


 
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