[WSIS CS-Plenary] Balancing Free Speech
j.a.k.cave at warwick.ac.uk
Mon Oct 18 08:38:30 BST 2004
I am sorry that I did not make my argument clear: I was trying to draw
attention to two factors that I believe are relevant to IG. The first is
that - as an alternative channel for disseminating information and
political comment - the Internet affects and is affected by developments in
complementary or substitute channels. The second is that government or
political concerns may well lead to policies that directly affect freedom
of speech on the Internet, and which move beyond well-established
boundaries for broadcast and print media. The US is not alone in this.
But I do hope that US politics is and remains irrelevant to IG and shall
not continue this thread. Apologies to the group for going off-topic.
At 18:36 17/10/2004, you wrote:
>The Indymedia action had absolutely nothing to do with the Republican
>national convention. It originated in concerns about revealing the
>identity of Swiss undercover police.
>The decision of a US television network to decide
>what programming it runs on its stations is also
>completely irrelevant to the Indymedia case, and to
>I know that American politics are often captivating, if polarizing and
>irritating, to those outside the States, but I would suggest leaving
>them off this list unless they are directly related to WSIS.
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