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The UN/ITU respond to Google’s #freeandopen campaign as the EU votes to condemn changes to internet governance

Governance, Internet
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 UN’s internet gabfest

Internet
How do you fix a big problem? Well, one thing you don't do is call the United Nations and then ask that august body to do something that it has never done before. Yet, this is exactly what appears to be happening when the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union meets at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai next week. more