[IRPCoalition] [bestbits] Nnenna to Keynote at Netmundial - Civil Society major issues

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Tue Apr 15 15:54:32 EEST 2014


Of course you know what net neutrality is - it is there in the Marco 
Civil; it is not here in this document...

And even the half cock term 'neutrality' has been specifically removed, 
by those opposed to net neutrality, and you are trying to convince us 
that net neutrality is still there...

Not only net neutrality has been removed, 'free flow of information' 
which figured twice in the earlier (leaked) draft has been removed from 
both places..

Plus the mention of 'necessary and proportionate' principle (s) has been 

Plus need for agreements on restraining cyber weapons have been removed...

The part on access for disabled has been weakened...

The recognition in the previous document of need for mechanisms to 
address emerging issues and those which do not have a existing home has 
been greatly diluted...

So, the big business has done a thorough vetting of the doc to make sure 
that not a wisp of anything that could even potentially interfere with 
their free reign on the global Internet could pass through...

And what happened to other suggestions form HLC members who are to big 
business or the US gov...

Argentinian government and Indian government (and in a way also the 
European Commission) had asked for the insertion of the term 
'democratic' in different places where the characteristics of Internet 
governance were listed.... But, no, that demand was not accepted...

There is no place for democracy and democratic in the land of 
multistakeholderism, fronting or big business interests, as the changes 
in the document clearly show.

BTW, India in its comments on the document (as per the leaked documents) 
seem to have also asked for a recognition of the Internet as a global 
commons... but of course no... what are you talking about!

What are you asking the people of the world to do with this document... 
To endorse it and celebrate it just becuase in about 500 places it says 


On Tuesday 15 April 2014 05:19 PM, Carlos A. Afonso wrote:
> Carol, it was not "taken out" of the document. It is there, in detail,
> please re-read.
> --c.a.
> On 04/15/2014 08:10 AM, Carolina wrote:
>> Pls, mention net neutrality which was taken out of the document put out
>> for comments yesterday. More later. Should we consolidate all in a pad
>> to help Nnenna?
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Apr 15, 2014, at 5:46 AM, Marianne Franklin <m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
>> <mailto:m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk>> wrote:
>>> Dear all
>>> +1 from me re. Nnenna's role, and +1 from me re. Anriette's points below.
>>> best
>>> MF
>>> On 15/04/2014 19:44, Anriette Esterhuysen wrote:
>>>> Congrats Nnenna!
>>>> Put on one of your fabulous outfits, and then remind them, that
>>>> working inclusively and respectfully with all stakeholder groups,
>>>> particularly those that lack power and influence - i.e. civil society
>>>> - is very different from putting on a colourful West African outfit
>>>> :) It takes hard work, change in behaviour, change in structures and
>>>> procedures, consultation, respect, trust, debate, and struggle,
>>>> because do not always agree. It also requires a common framework of
>>>> principles that defines what the public interest is in internet
>>>> governance that can be used to promote and protect this public
>>>> interest across the internet governance ecosystem and it is this
>>>> framework that we trust the NetMundial can get us closer to.
>>>> You could also mention surveillance, with particularly - but not only
>>>> - mass surveillance demonstrating how easy it is to destroy trust,
>>>> and to deny accountability. And, is there any tougher test for
>>>> multi-stakeholder internet governance? I think it would be good to
>>>> get the message accross that the IANA transition is not the only
>>>> issue that NetMundial should be discussing, but at the same time, it
>>>> is a key opportunity to come up with solutions and approaches that
>>>> are not simply cosmetic.
>>>> Anriette
>>>> On 15/04/2014 09:23, Jeanette Hofmann wrote:
>>>>> + 1
>>>>> jeanette
>>>>> Am 15.04.14 08:38, schrieb Ian Peter:
>>>>>> Congratulations Nnenna – great choice!
>>>>>> *From:* Nnenna Nwakanma <mailto:nnenna75 at gmail.com>
>>>>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:35 PM
>>>>>> *To:* Governance <mailto:governance at lists.igcaucus.org> ;
>>>>>> mailto:bestbits at lists.bestbits.net
>>>>>> *Subject:* [bestbits] Nnenna to Keynote at Netmundial - Civil Society
>>>>>> major issues
>>>>>> Dear all,
>>>>>> I got a message this morning from NetMundial Chair, Virgilo,
>>>>>> inviting me
>>>>>> to speak at the Opening Ceremony of Netmundial (meaning I have to pack
>>>>>> one of those African dresses) for some 8 minutes.
>>>>>> I have replied to say "I will be speaking from the Civil Society
>>>>>> perspective, which is my Stakeholder Group".
>>>>>> There is a Web Foundation media team that will help me put my ideas
>>>>>> into
>>>>>> place, but I cannot not request input from here, so that no major
>>>>>> issues
>>>>>> will be overlooked.
>>>>>> I travel Thursday evening thru Friday, so the earliest I can share a
>>>>>> draft/keypoints will be Monday.
>>>>>> Hope we can pull this off well.
>>>>>> All for now
>>>>>> Nnenna
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>>>> ------------------------------------------------------
>>>> anriette esterhuysen anriette at apc.org
>>>> executive director, association for progressive communications
>>>> www.apc.org
>>>> po box 29755, melville 2109
>>>> south africa
>>>> tel/fax +27 11 726 1692
>>> -- 
>>> Dr Marianne Franklin
>>> Professor of Global Media and Politics
>>> Convener: Global Media & Transnational Communications Program
>>> Goldsmiths (University of London)
>>> Department of Media & Communications
>>> New Cross, London SE14 6NW
>>> Tel: +44 20 7919 7072
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