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The forum: Is it really a good idea? (part 2)

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

A few weeks ago, I wrote and article here, bringing to the table the potential perils of the latest WSIS possible outcome: The Forum. Most of my comments were related to a new kind of organization, linked to the UN, without a clear agenda and no foreseeable mechanisms of participation. However, in the last days [...]

Prepcom 3 redux – Communication rights in Tunisia

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Today we resume Prepcom3 for WSIS/SMSI. Arriving in Tunisia yesterday was illuminating in terms of privacy and communications rights for electronic comunications in Tunisia. Landing in Tunis, one can easily buy a SIM card for a mobile phone. Unfortunately, it requires a tremendous amount of personal information in order to get a Tunisiana mobile account. [...]

Set ISOC destination in WSIS

Monday, October 10th, 2005

The Tunis Phase of WSIS is knocking at the door and ISOC is actively involved in the process, alongwith a diversified grioup from different geographic locations. Like the unresolved IG issues of Prepcom III, ISOC also yet to set the definite goal – what we want see from the summit and what will be ISOC’s [...]

WSIS Final Prepcom not really Final!

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Sad End of Prepcom 3

Dernier jour de la PrepCom III

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Ce vendredi est le dernier jour de la conférence préparatoire au somment de Tunis de Novembre. Il apparaît qu’il n’existe pas encore de consensus fort dans les deux sous comités mis en place pour élaborer les textes sur la Gouvernance de l’Internet. Pour le sous comité A (Gouvernance de l’Internet) les propositions du Groupe Africain [...]

Gobierno de Internet: simplemente, seguimos sin hablar de lo mismo

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

“…y sin embargo, se mueve” A dos dias de terminar la reunion preparatoria para la Cubre de Tunez, me siento con la calidad de afirmar el enorme valor de lo que ha estado ocurriendo en Ginebra, en las dos ultimas semanas, para el proceso en la evolucion del ser humano. Observar la interrelacion de personas [...]

The Forum : Is it really a good idea ?

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

So in all human affairs one notices, if one examines them closely, that it is impossible to remove one inconvenience without another emerging…. Hence in all discussions one should consider which alternative involves fewer inconveniences and should adopt this as the better course; for one never finds any issue that is clear cut and not [...]

ISOC’s comments on the Chair’s Internet Governance paper

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

ISOC has submitted comments on the Chair’s Internet Governance paper. WSIS has also published a compilation of all comments received between the publication of the paper on 23 September and 26 September. The complete text of all the individual contributions received is also available.

China makes political misstep in WSIS

Monday, September 26th, 2005

china cracks down on bloggers

ISOC Statement to WSIS – Monday Sept 26

Monday, September 26th, 2005

ISOC’s comments made at this morning’s plenary session of WSIS PrepCom-3 Sub-committee A are available here in PDF, Doc and text formats.