[IRPCoalition] [bestbits] free flow of information @ Netmundial - Civil Society major issues

Adam Peake ajp at glocom.ac.jp
Tue Apr 15 17:19:11 EEST 2014

On Apr 15, 2014, at 10:46 PM, Jeanette Hofmann wrote:

> Hi,
> Am 15.04.2014 14:54, schrieb parminder:
>> 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..
> in my capacity as a HLMC member I have spoken up against free flow of information in the human rights section because free flow of information is not a human right. Ironically, someone from the business sector objected to removing this term from the human rights section.
> I am reporting this to illustrate that the negotiation of the text hasn't always followed the distribution of power and interest that some on this list may assume. The draft document represents victories and defeats on all sides.

I hope it represents progress.  How we moved on since Tunis -- just look at the statements about Human Rights. What chance of those being considered a few years ago. And much more.

Everything could be better, but I am quite satisfied we are making progress.

Please comment on the documents.


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