Protect Global Internet Freedom Statement Regarding the WCIT12


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  • Subject: Protect Global Internet Freedom Statement Regarding the WCIT12
  • Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 02:56:44 -0800

The Protect Global Internet Freedom Statement Regarding ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012

On December 3rd, the world’s governments will meet to update a key treaty of a UN agency called the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Some governments are proposing to extend ITU authority to Internet governance in ways that could threaten Internet openness and innovation, increase access costs, and erode human rights online. We call on civil society organizations and citizens of all nations to sign the following Statement to Protect Global Internet Freedom:

"Internet governance decisions should be made in a transparent manner with genuine multistakeholder participation from civil society, governments, and the private sector. We call on the ITU and its member states to embrace transparency and reject any proposals that might expand ITU authority to areas of Internet governance that threaten the exercise of human rights online."

 Current signatories:

Bangladesh
❯ Monthly Community Media
❯ ChangeMaker - Society for Social and Economic Development
❯ Center for E-Parliament Research
❯ Machizo Multimedia Communication
❯ Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum
❯ Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC)

Belgium
❯ CCIA
❯ European Youth Forum (YFJ)
❯ IFIP

Brazil
❯ Instituto NUPEF
❯ CTS/FGV

Canada
❯ Samuelson Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
❯ OpenMedia
❯ Affinity Bridge
❯ Simple Jobz
❯ Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training

Chile
❯ ONG Derechos Digitales

Egypt
❯ Global Voices Arabic Lingua

India
❯ The Centre for Internet and Society

Germany
❯ European Summer School on Internet Governance (SSIG)
❯ Committee for a Democratic U.N.

Indonesia
❯ ICT Watch Indonesia

International
❯ Consumers International
❯ Human Rights Watch
❯ OpenMedia International
❯ Reporters Without Borders
❯ Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
❯ Access
❯ Global Voices Advocacy

Morocco
❯ Mamfakinch

New Zealand
❯ InternetNZ

Nigeria
❯ AgeCare Foundation
❯ Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Pakistan
❯ Digital Rights Foundation

Senegal
❯ ADEC

Spain
❯ Complutense Univ.- Cyberlaw Clinic

Thailand
❯ Thai Netizen Network

Uganda
❯ i freedom Uganda

United Kingdom
❯ Code Curators
❯ In Your Face Studios

United States
❯ Fight For The Future
❯ May First/People Link
❯ Center for Democracy and Technology
❯ Free Press

More organizations are signing onto this statement regularly at:
www.protectinternetfreedom.net

*Submitted by Steve Anderson from OpenMedia International: OpenMediaNow.net