Tag: WCIT

Bali IGF: Surveillance, Human Rights, Governance Of Internet Resources, “Multistakeholderism”

Cyber Security, Governance
The revelations of mass surveillance by the US and other intelligence services are expected to considerably influence the 8th Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia this week. There is a fear, said Robert Guerra from the Canadian Citizen Lab, that the surveillance topic will drive other issues and outcomes of the meetings, too. With “Surveillance and Snowden,” the Association for Progressive Communication and Giganet during their Joint Fora on Security, Surveillance and the Militarization of Cyberspace provide for a first showdown on day zero in Bali. The next meeting of the IGF – which arose from the 2003-2005 UN-led World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) – is being held from 22-25 October. Many more panels will address the surveillance issue as many are human righ

How the internet became a closed shop

Internet
A LITTLE over a decade ago, just before the masses discovered the digital universe, the internet was a borderless new frontier: a terra nullius to be populated by individuals, groups and programmers as they saw fit. There were few rules and no boundaries. Freedom and open standards, sharing information for the greater good was the ethos. more

#WCIT: Just one round in the tussle for digital freedom and responsibility_Avri Doria

Governance, Internet
Despite the propaganda that has become the hallmark of WCIT analysis of late, I wanted to try my hand at recording my impressions. I will try to avoid propagandizing, not that I am above propagandizing on occasion.  I have already written some words on various apsects, on different email lists. I will fold some version of those thoughts in here as well. more

Who supported the ITRs at WCIT-12?

Governance, Internet
There is a clear correlation between a state's ranking in the Democracy Index and how their position on the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR) at the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) World Conference on Information Technology (WCIT-12). The following chart compares those countries that supported the ITRs with those that did not or deferred their vote until after consulting with their home country.more

New communication rules: Kenya refuses to sign on

Governance, Internet
Kenya has refused to sign the new International Communication Regulations put together by a conference last week as divisions rocked the country’s delegation. Sources who attended the World Conference on International Telecommunications said Information and Communications permanent secretary Bitange Ndemo took a different stance from what was adopted by technocrats from the Communications Commission of Kenya.  more