[WSIS CS-Plenary] RE: [governance] IG Public policy issues -
approx 7 days left to deadline.. [March 31/06]
wolfgang.kleinwaechter at medienkomm.uni-halle.de
Sat Mar 25 10:52:02 GMT 2006
I fully support both Adam and Ian and I am also in favour of a broader approach. We should push in particular for "Parallel Workshops" in the four day meeting so that we can have broad variety of subjects discussed during the forum. However we should be realistic and see that governments will have a majority in the MAG. It remains to be seen what can be achieved directly within the MAG.
On way to circumvent partly the possible restrictions could be to organize an independent pre-conference. As you know Peng Hwa and I are organizing a joint ICA-IAMCR Academic Internet Governance Symposium in June 2006 in Rathen/Dresden in Germany. One objective of this symposium as I said already during the open IGF consultations in February in Geneva is to launch a network of academic institutions dealing with "Internet Governance". Such an "enhanced academic communication" will certainly feed the IGF process. On my way to Wellington I stopped over in Singapore yesterday and had a very constructive meeting with Peng Hwa and Randy. Among others we will propose in Dresden that the main deliverable of the new academic IG network will an annual academic IGF Pre-Conference. Such a move would us enable to select and discuss issues independent from the official process.
From: plenary-admin at wsis-cs.org on behalf of Ian Peter
Sent: Thu 23/03/2006 8:40 p.m.
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Subject: [WSIS CS-Plenary] RE: [governance] IG Public policy issues - approx 7 days left to deadline.. [March 31/06]
Going back further on this -
I think the first comment may have been Adam Peake's which suggested that
the three themes concept is a limitation which should not be imposed and
appears to differ from the WGIG mandate. I think first thing we need to do
is state that more themes than three should be discussed if the event is to
Also attached a response I sent to IGF - it mentions about 20 policy themes
I think .I think they are all valid. I haven't got time to develop them into
the CS format, but I would suggest that if CS proceeds without such themes
as multilingualism, spam, cybercrime, network neutrality, root zone
authorisation, none of which are on the list so far, it isn't addressing the
subject holistically. I agree with everything put forward so far by the CS
mechanism, wish I had included them in my response, but it's not everything
that should be discussed by a long way.
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> Following-up on my earlier email, I have gone through the
> messages posted on the Governance list for the last 2 months
> (Feb & March) to identify which themes (if any) have been
> developed for the upcoming deadline.
> There seem to be 6 proposals developed so far. They are below
> and at the following URL:
> Proposed Themes:
> * User centric digital identity (Garth Graham, March 10 & 21, 06)
> * Right to development (Parminder, March 7,06)
> * Enhanced Cooperation (Milton Mueller, March 16, 06)
> * Asserting the public-ness of the Internet as a guiding
> principle for IG (Parminder, March 18, 06)
> * Internet content filtering and free expression (Milton Mueller &
> RSF, March 21, 06)
> * Affordable Internet access (Mawaki Chango, March 21, 06)
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