An intergovernmental organisation, which few people have heard of, wants to take control over the management of the internet potentially harming freedom of speech and increasing censorship, according to a chilling warning from Google.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) @ITU, an organ of the United Nations which consists of world governments and telcos, will be convened on December 3 2012 in what Google is calling a “closed door meeting” to debate whether governance of internet (as distinct from the web) should be handed over to it. more
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations specialized agency, will host the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 3–14. The purpose of this conference is to reach consensus among the 193 ITU member states on updating the 1988 International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) governing international telecommunications. more
This is a selection of the tweets circulated during the Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, from November 6-9 2012. They were selected following the criteria of its relevance in reflecting the discussions around women’s role in internet governance processes, as well as women’s and internet rights during the IGF. more
Speakers on a public dialogue demanded not to control the Internet as proposed in the International Telecommunications Revisions to be presented in World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai from 3-14 December.
They also urged to the government and International Telecommunication Union to act in favor of Internet’s openness and uphold freedom of expression online. more
THE rules of the internet decide its speed, safety, accessibility, flexibility and unity. They therefore matter not just to computer enthusiasts, but to everyone with a stake in the modern world. On December 3rd officials from more than 150 countries, plus do-gooders, geeks and other interested parties, will meet in Dubai to argue about how to run the network—and fight over who should control it. more
As the annual United Nations-run Internet Governance Forum (IGF) convenes in Baku, Azerbaijan this week, it is a bitter irony that a multi-stakeholder conference to discuss the Internet’s future is being held in a country where the government has no qualms about locking up its online critics. And the IGF itself has, according to the Expression Online Initiative, even prevented the consortium of Azeri freedom of expression groups from distributing copies of two reports: Searching for Freedom: Online Expression in Azerbaijan and The Right to Remain Silent: Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan ahead of the 7th Internet Governance Forum. more
Few Americans realize it, but the United Nations is driving to take control over the Internet. You remember, the folks who want a worldwide income tax and who put Syria and Iran on their Human Rights Committee. more
Washington - Syria has been cut off from the Internet, technology companies which monitor web traffic reported on Thursday, as the US government blamed the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad for the move. read more
Waakilishi wa nchi ya Amerika (USA) katika mkutano ujao wa mikataba ya teknologia ya simu na mtandao hawata shusha azma ya Marekani ya kuendeleza uhuru wa kujielea kwenye mtandao na pia kupinga sheria mpya zinazo wekwa kwa watumizi wa mtandao. kiongizi wa waakilishi hao ametangaza Soma zaidi
Kongamano la "The Russian Federation" limeuliza uongozi wa Muungano wa Mataifa UN (united Nations) kupewa nafasi za juu katika uthibiti wa Mtandao , haya ni kulinganan na habari zilizo fichuliwa mnamo ijumaa katika mkutano ujao. Soma zaidi
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