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 Artículos: diciembre 2005
 
viernes, 2 diciembre 2005
Tunis summit helps information society (Roanoke Times)
The historic United Nations' World Summit on the Information Society held in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, Nov. 16 to 19 marked a new stage in global cooperation in the age of the digital revolution. As a summit participant, my own interest involved three days of nonstop, nuts-and-bolts discussions with energized representatives of government organizations, the private sector and civil society.

Read the letter that won the internet governance battle (The Register)
The World Summit in Tunis last month was overshadowed by the global argument over internet governance. Its biggest controversy came with the proposition put forward by the EU a month earlier that there be a new inter-governmental body that oversee ICANN. The US government - which currently enjoys unilateral control over the internet infrastructure - was furious and launched an enormous lobbying campaign, both public and private, across the board to retain its position.

jueves, 1 diciembre 2005
Bello Bouba Maïgari : "Il faut penser à la fracture numérique interne" (Cameroon Tribune / All Africa)
Bello Bouba Maïgari, ministre d'Etat, ministre des P. et T. revient sur la participation du Cameroun au sommet de Tunis. Quelles leçons tirez-vous de la 2e phase du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information ?

Armand Claude Abanda : Tunis m'a changé l'esprit (Le Quotidien Mutations / All Africa)
Le représentant résident de IAI Cameroun estime avoir gagné en participant au Smsi. Qu'est ce que Iai Cameroun est allé chercher au Smsi à Tunis?

Tajik president finds it necessary to control internet resources (Regnum News Agency)
Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov speaking on the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis on November 16 noted, that Tajikistan today takes all possible measures to improve and enlarge material, technical and legal base of the informational and communications systems.

Hi tech wind-up (The Huddersfield Daily Examiner)
IT sounds like a marriage of incompatibles - the modern age of computers with the distinctly old-style idea of getting your power by winding something up, like a child's clockwork train, for example. But in fact one or two people have been toying with the brainwave of combining the two and coming up with the wind-up computer.

Miss Navajo turns heads in Africa (Gallup Independent)
Among hundreds of elegantly dressed and bejeweled crownprinces, heads of states and governmental ministers from around the globe here to attend the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society, one nation's ambassador turned more heads and drew the most attention as she strolled the exhibition hall.

 Artículos: noviembre 2005
 
miércoles, 30 noviembre 2005
Nigeria Fails to Impress at WSIS (Tha Vanguard)
"I am not impressed with Nigeria's participation when it comes to our stand in WSIS. I think it leaves much to be desired. Perhaps we will do better with more co-ordination for the future and make sure that when next we come for an event like this, our stand would be something compared with what we had in Egypt during the ITU Africa Conference".

Point of View/Hans van Ginkel: Making the information society open to all (Asahi Shimbun)
The real challenge for the Tunis round of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held Nov. 16-18, was to find ways to create an information society truly open to all, with the benefits shared by all of humanity. This is a task of Promethean proportions. To be successful, we must concentrate our efforts.

Eleventh hour Internet deal paves way for summit focus on digital divide (Middle East Time)
A potentially damaging rift over US control of the Internet has been averted hours before a key summit beginning on Wednesday in Tunis tries to spread the IT revolution to poor countries. The three-day World Summit on the Internet Society was due to take place amid a simmering row over freedom of expression in Tunisia, following alleged assaults or harassment of journalists and campaigners on the sidelines of the event.

Le monopole américain en question (Radio France Info)
La gouvernance de l’Internet sera l’un des sujets au cœur des discussions du prochain Sommet mondial sur la société de l’information (SMSI) à Tunis. Des points d’achoppement entre Washington et Bruxelles sont apparus lors de la dernière réunion préparatoire qui s’est tenue fin septembre à Genève.

Internet wrangles (Al Ahram)
In his keynote speech at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunisia United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the international gathering that the "summit must be a summit of solutions".

Participation : absences et acquis du Cameroun (Le Quotidien Mutations / All Africa)
Delphine Nana Mekounté est probablement la Camerounaise ayant le plus tiré profit de sa participation à cette 2e phase du Smsi tenu à Tunis.

Smsi-Tunis 2005 : des solutions et de nombreuses incertitudes (Le Quotidien Mutations / All Africa)
Le rendez-vous de la capitale tunisienne a laissé beaucoup d'espoirs et quelques interrogations. Le soleil s'est couché un peu tôt cette soirée à Tunis. Comme d'ailleurs tous les soirs de cette mi-novembre, où le pays tout entier connaît un hiver plutôt doux : 8 degrés sur la plage.

The Net lives another day (Bangkok Post)
The United Nations members held a so-called World Summit on the Information Society but backed off its efforts to take control of Internet domain services away from the US; the chief American delegate, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael Gallagher, explained, "The Internet lives to innovate another day as a result of our combined efforts here"; in the meantime, a new UN committee based in Greece and including national governments, technology companies and representatives of civil society will solve the spam and cybercrime problems and earn our huge admiration and congratulations for their brilliance once they have done it.

Digital divisions grow (Bangkok Post)
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) wrapped up in Tunis recently after debating arcane issues such as who gets to allocate Internet addresses or create top level domains such as ".com" and ".org."

Last frontier of free speech (Al Ahram)
Freedom of expression had a narrow escape at the recently concluded United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, 16-18 November. By the end of the meeting, the fundamental right of free communication was temporarily rescued from the grip of governmental regulation.

martes, 29 noviembre 2005
Cumbre en Cartago (El Universal)
TRES veces milenaria, Túnez, heredera histórica y territorialmente de Cartago cuna civilizatoria de la que el historiador Apuleyo (s. II d. C.) dijo que por su poderío se igualaba a los griegos y por sus riquezas a los persas, fue la sede la semana antepasada de la segunda fase de la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información, a que convocó la organización de las Naciones Unidas desde diciembre de 2001.

Nokia opens office in Tunisia (Middle East Online)
At Tunis WSIS, Nokia celebrated two billion mobile subscribers, showcased mobile phones, network solutions for bridging digital divide.

lunes, 28 noviembre 2005
Dutch group pushes new domains (Australian IT)
A DUTCH technology company has breathed life into a project to rid the internet of suffixes such as .com. Such a system, which enables countries, individuals and firms to have a web address which consists of a single name, offers flexibility and is language and character independent.

Tunisia is committed to Internet expression (USA today)
The commentary by Tony Mauro, "Be wary of Internet 'governance'," includes some statements that left readers with an unfair impression of Tunisia's policies and accomplishments regarding the freedom of expression.

Spinning the Web Forward (Newsweek)
Vinton Cerf has been dubbed the father of the Internet, a label the 62-year-old Connecticut native rejects. "There are lots of fathers of the Internet," says the legendary computer scientist who worked on the original Department of Defense project in 1973. He now holds the title of Google's chief Internet evangelist and chairs ICANN—the main organization responsible for assigning Internet domain names.

Pourquoi le deal a échoué (Le Messager / All Africa)
Au moment où le Sommet mondial de la société de l'information se tenait à Tunis, le Cameroun était secoué par la nouvelle du rachat de Globalnet par Mtn. Malheureusement, personne n'en a fait cas là-bas. Or ç'aurait été un bon cas d'école à étudier. N'empêche. Les Etats-Unis sans se référer au cas du Cameroun ont tranché.

"Weiterentwickelt", nicht manipuliert (ORF ON Futurezone)
Der für die "Wiener Erklärung" zum WSIS-Gipfel Verantwortliche, Peter A. Bruck, weist Vorwürfe der Textmanipulation zurück. update Montag, 28.11.05 Die Nachricht, dass auf Verlangen Microsofts Passagen in den "Vienna Conclusions" zur Vorbereitung des Weltgipfels inhaltlich verändert wurden, zieht weite Kreise im Internet.

Nokia, Grameen Collaborate for African Villages (All Africa / Daily Champion)
Mobile telecommunication giant, Nokia, and United States-based Grameen Foundation have announced collaboration at the just ended second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS-05) in Tunisia for empowering rural African villages.

Nitda Restrategises It Policy Forimplementation - Olatunji (All Africa / Daily Champion)
Lagos Senior Reporter Remmy Nweke was at the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) which ended in Tunisia last weekend. He spoke to some Nigerian delegates, including General Manager, Omatek Computers Limited, Mr.

Nigeria Gets Internet Exchange (All Africa / Daily Champion)
President Olusegun Obasanjo has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that the nation gets its own Internet Exchange Point (IXP) as soon as possible.

Nigerian Youth Wins WSIS Award (All Africa / Daily Champion)
Eighteen years old Nigerian, Samuel Oloyede Odofin, has emerged the second prize winner for the development category of the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) held as part of the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society WSIS-05 in Tunis.

United By Digital Divide (All Africa)
Remmy Nweke Lagos Indications are rift that African initiative, the Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) is increasingly gaining global attention, moreso, uniting the Least Developing Countries (LDCs), reports Remmy Nweke.

domingo, 27 noviembre 2005
Make .love not .xxx (C't - magazin für computertechnik)
In regelmäßigen Abständen steht jemand auf und verkündet, dass er das Domain Name System neu erfunden habe und daher neue Adressen (etwa unter new.net) anbieten könne.

Die Analyse zum Weltinfo-Gipfel (ORF ON Futurezone)
Sonja Bettel hat sich in Tunis unter die mehr als 19.000 Teilnehmer am World Summit gemischt und berichtet über den Fortgang des zähen Ringens um die Zukunft der Informationsgesellschaft.

Who can own cyberspace? (Gulf Daily News)
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sábado, 26 noviembre 2005
Share control of internet, U.S. told (The Advertiser)
UNCLE Sam will stay in charge - and much of the world is happy about it. The issue is the control of the internet - a subject that has been the bone of contention at the UN World Summit on the Information Society, which has just ended in Tunisia. As the net has swept the globe, ignoring borders and regimes, various countries have become timid about the fact they do not have control of the medium.

The Net challenge (Gulfinthemedia / Khaleej Times)
The United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) that brought together about 20,000 delegates from 174 countries to Tunis last week was a brainstorming conference of government leaders, computer industry’s key honchos and all those who are connected, directly or indirectly, to the Internet.

Die Macht im Internet (C't - magazin für computertechnik)
Der Weltgipfel der Informationsgesellschaft, die digitale Kluft und die Kontrolle des Netzes Die Frage nach der Gestaltung der Zukunft der Informationsgesellschaft hat den Vereinten Nationen den größten Gipfel in ihrer Geschichte beschert.

viernes, 25 noviembre 2005
The Net challenge (Khaleej Times)
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Mission 2007: every village a knowledge centre (The Hindu)
Convergence and synergy among the numerous on-going as well as emerging programmes is needed to provide knowledge connectivity to every village of India by August 15, 2007.

Crank-powered laptop vs. next-gen Xbox (HamptonRoads)
The season's two hottest tech products come in green. And the similarities stop right ... about ... there. A hand crank-powered $100 laptop for Third World schoolchildren is a silly bright lime, with a yellow crank.

Voice of innovation at net summit (BBC News Dorset)
At the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), international diplomats turned their attention to the most important question yet to face the net: who should control it?

Einstieg in den Ausstieg (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Mehrere Sieger im Streit um die Internetverwaltung Wer regiert eigentlich das Internet? Diese Frage sorgte beim zweiten

Digitale Solidarität (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Die armen Länder trennt von den reichen auch eine «digitale Kluft», es mangelt ihnen auch an Rechenleistung, Speicherkapazität, Netzwerkbandbreite, Computerfachwissen.

Power to the people - an old slogan for a new age (The New Zealand Herald)
Who rules the web? Right now, a lot of people think the internet is controlled by the United States. The European Union would like a slice of that action.

Mission 2007: every village a knowledge centre (The Hindu)
Convergence and synergy among the numerous on-going as well as emerging programmes is needed to provide knowledge connectivity to every village of India by August 15, 2007. While the green revolution helped improve the productivity and production of rice, wheat, and other crops, the knowledge revolution will help to enhance human productivity and entrepreneurship.

Die Macht im Internet (c't Magazin / Heise)
Die Frage nach der Gestaltung der Zukunft der Informationsgesellschaft hat den Vereinten Nationen den größten Gipfel in ihrer Geschichte beschert. Der Zugang zu Informationstechnik und weltweitem Netzwerk ist ein Gut, das ökonomische Entwicklung und Meinungsfreiheit garantieren soll.

Peace reigns between net authorities (Sydney Morning Herald)
It's business as usual for the international and local organisations that manage the internet domain name system as ICANN meets in Vancouver, Canada, to thrash out a range of technical issues.

Microsoft says "technological freedom" is political manifesto (Ars Technica)
At the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) last week, Microsoft representatives demanded the removal of references to free software from a critical document about creativity in IT.

jueves, 24 noviembre 2005
Nouvelles technologies de l'information : la RDC plaide pour une gestion multilatérale de l'Internet (Le Potentiel / All Africa)
Le sommet de Tunis a été l'occasion pour la République démocratique du Congo de faire entendre sa voix pour une gestion multilatérale de l'Internet. Représentant le gouvernement de transition, Mme Gertrude Kitembo, ministre des Ptt, a appelé les dirigeants du monde entier à prendre conscience de l'importance des technologies de l'information.

Gouvernance du Net et souveraineté (Le Monde)
Qui doit contrôler l'Internet ? Comment ? Les gouvernements ont-ils, au niveau mondial, toute légitimité à superviser les aspects techniques du fonctionnement du Réseau ? Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), qui s'est achevé à Tunis le 18 novembre, a échoué à répondre à ces questions.

Los estados pactan un plan contra la brecha digital, pero sin compromiso económico (El Pais)
La Cumbre de Túnez sobre la sociedad de la información terminó la semana pasada con una declaración de principios, pero sin que los gobiernos lograran acordar mecanismos claros para financiar el plan de acción contra la brecha digital que se había diseñado en la cumbre preliminar de Ginebra de 2003.

Analysis: will net governance ever change? (PC advisor)
Let's call it a clash of cultures: engineers who know the internet inside-out on one side and government policy makers grappling to understand it on the other.

Internet (La Vanguardia)
Imaginemos por un momento llegar a casa, abrir el grifo y que no haya agua. Dar al interruptor de la lámpara y que no se encienda la luz. Intentar ducharse y que el calentador no funcione por falta de gas.

Weltinformationsgipfel: Die digitale Kluft bleibt (Rheinischer Merkur)
Wer hat die Macht im Internet? Bereits vor dem zweiten Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft, der vom 16. bis 18.November in Tunis stattfand, stand diese Frage im Mittelpunkt der Debatten und verdrängte das eigentliche Thema des Treffens - die Überwindung der digitalen Spaltung der Welt - zusehends aus den Schlagzeilen.

Get set for tomorrow's `Web of things' (The Hindu)
The Tunis summit provided scary and exciting visions of the `next' Internet PERSONAL AREA NETWORK: Red Tacton technology converts the human body into a duplex communication channel, linking the floor sensors to the hand held terminal.

Merci, M. Schmid! (LeTemps)
Il y a des moments où l'on se sent fier d'appartenir à un pays. Ce sentiment de fierté je l'ai ressenti lors du discours prononcé par M. Samuel Schmid le 16 novembre lors de l'ouverture du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) qui s'est tenu en Tunisie.

World Wide Web should be truly global (Xinhua News)
Economic and social gaps between the world's rich and poor nations are multi-faceted. Last week's World Summit on Information Society highlighted the gap in access to information through computer networks.

World Wide Web should be truly global (China Daily)
Economic and social gaps between the world's rich and poor nations are multi-faceted. Last week's World Summit on Information Society highlighted the gap in access to information through computer networks.

miércoles, 23 noviembre 2005
Tecnología: Crean Laptop para los pobres (Vanguardia)
Usted probablemente ya lo sabe, una computadora portátil, con un costo de apenas 100 dólares, fue presentada al mundo, desde Túnez, por el profesor Nicholas Negroponte, del Instituto de Tecnología de Massachusetts (MIT), quien la definió como "la computadora que todos los niños del mundo deberían tener".

Die "Vienna Conclusions" und Microsoft (Der Standard)
WSIS-Dokument erreichte Tunis mit einigen Änderungen - statt "freie Software" nun Digital Rights Management.

Internet Summit Ends with Delegates Looking to Future (CIO Today)
"History is replete with summits like these at which literally nothing is achieved," said Mukul Krishna, program manager at Frost & Sullivan. "The best you can do is reach a memorandum of understanding on how to proceed.

Laptops, funds not enough to shrink digital gap (Middle East Times)
From talks about launching the $100 laptop to setting up a technology investment fund, poorer nations made certain that addressing the digital divide between the wealthy and impoverished countries was addressed at the latest United Nations conference on the information society.

Social Movements Gained Much At WSIS (All Africa / Inter Press Service)
The World Summit on the Information Society was important for social movements to help them develop a better understanding of communication issues and it allowed different groups and different struggles to network.

Mocking the Knowledge Society (All Africa / The East African)
The second World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) concluded in Tunis last week. Thousands of participants descended on Tunis from around the world - to the confusion of airline and baggage handling companies and the delight of local hotels and restaurants.

Microsoft, die "Vienna Conclusions" und der UN-Weltgipfel (C't - magazin für computertechnik)
Die in Wien für den UN-Weltgipfel der Informationsgesellschaft (World Summit on Information Society, WSIS) erarbeiteten Vienna Conclusions wurden in Tunis in einer inhaltlich veränderten Form präsentiert: Freie Software wurde gestrichen, dafür Digital Rights Management eingefügt.

Dossier: Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (Les Echos)
Du 16 au 18 novembre, Tunis accueille la deuxième partie du sommet mondial sur la société de l'information, après une première phase à Genève décembre en 2003. Quelque cinquante chefs d'État et 15.000 professionnels se réunissent autour du secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Kofi Annan.

IT Supreme Council makes an impact at Tunis summit (Gulf News)
QATAR’S Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQatar) has made an impact at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Tunis from November 16 to 19, it was announced yesterday.

Internet Summit Ends with Delegates Looking to Future (Newsfactor Magazin online)
The United Nation's World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has come to a close amid declarations of success from attendees. The conference, which was held in Tunis, Tunisia, ended with what the U.N. said was a "breakthrough agreement on Internet governance" that calls for the need to enhance cooperation among world governments.

Shirley speaks for indigenous peoples at summit (Gallup Independent)
In an historic address before the 191 member countries of the United Nations, Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., spoke on behalf of the 370 million indigenous people of the world to announce the creation of a native peoples' internet portal and to re-affirm indigenous sovereignty.

martes, 22 noviembre 2005
Computadoras y conexión a internet con precios bajos (El Pais)
¿Se achica la brecha digital? Por poco dinero se podrá acceder a un PC y a conexión discada gratis por 6 meses. Hoy es casi imposible imaginar la vida sin las nuevas tecnologías de información y comunicación, en especial Internet.

Beyond technology; Save the press (International Herald Tribune)
The United Nations and the aid industry have bought into the idea of the Digital Divide and now want to buy millions of basic laptops for children at $100 each.

Romania wins international award at IT summit (Bucharest Daily News)
The winner of the e-Learning section of the World Summit for the Information Society, organized in Tunisia, was Romania, with a multimedia system created by the SIVECO software company.

Laptops for the masses (The Standard)
The UN's recent World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia discussed, among other things, Internet naming conventions, which sounds like a sure cure for insomnia.

Balanço dúbio da Cúpula de Túnis (swissinfo)
A segunda fase da Cúpula Mundial da Sociedade da Informação deu poucos resultados concretos, segundo as Ongs suíças.

Us$100 Laptop Launched At Info Summit (All Africa / New Era)
NAMIBIA has warned against possible adverse environmental consequences amidst the hype following the launch of the "100$ Laptop", an ambitious project hoped to open education communication to children all over the world.

Société de l'information : les Etats-Unis dictent leur loi à Tunis (All Africa / Le Messager)
Les Etats-Unis gardent l'Internet, l'Afrique avance sur la solidarité numérique.

Lutte contre le VIH : les TIC mises à contribution (All Africa / Le Pays)
Dans le cadre de l'intégration des nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication dans la lutte contre le VIH/Sida, l'Association Appui moral, matériel et intellectuel à l'enfant (AMMIE), membre du réseau AIDSETY-Burkina, a organisé le mercredi 16 novembre 2005, une vidéo-conférence, en direct avec le Sommet mondial de la société de l'information qui se tenait en Tunisie du 16 au 18 novembre 2005.

President Obasanjo On Digital Divide (All Africa / The Independent)
President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria has said that it is unacceptable for the developed world that forms only 15% of the world population to have 75% Internet users.

Uganda Supports Regional E-Plan (All Africa / New Vision)
Uganda is supporting regional initiatives to rid the country of being e-landlocked, Uganda's permanent representative to the World Trade Organisation, ambassador Kweronda Ruhemba, has said.

Conference Calls for the Advancement of ICT to Bridge Digital Divide (All Africa / Bua News)
The sixth Conference of Ministers of Information and Communications (COMINAC VI) of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries ended on a high note with the adoption of the Kuala Lumpur Declaration that advocates advancements in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).

Internet summit ends with promises, little funding (CNN)
A crucial summit on expanding Internet access around the world ended Friday with a firm promise to narrow the digital divide -- but little in government funding to make it happen.

Le lauréat 2005 est argentin (Nouvel Obs)
Le jury du concours international du meilleur blog a récompensé le blog argentin "Mas respecto, que soy tu madre!" pour son originalité. Le français Agoravox récompensé dans la catégorie journalistique.

Mit dem Internet aus der Armut? (Junge Welt)
Auf Informationsgipfel in Tunis treffen konträre Meinungen zum Nutzen moderner Kommunikationsmittel für Entwicklung aufeinander.

U.S. Retains Control of Internet (The Moscow Times)
The United States claimed victory in the contest to control the computers crucial for directing Internet traffic, but the European Union and other nations said the debate was far from over.

Wiring Women Won't Close the Gap (All Africa / Inter Press Service)
"People say, 'what are you talking about: it's just a computer, it's just a telephone -- how can there be gender issues over technology?' There's still no understanding of how things like computers get into institutions and are incorporated into existing male-dominated power structures," says an Indian woman delegate here for a global meeting on making the so-called Information Age benefit all people.

Tunisie: le président Ben Ali veut promouvoir la vie politique dans le pays (Boursorama / AP)
Le président tunisien Zine El Abidine Ben Ali a manifesté lundi sa volonté de promouvoir la vie politique dans le pays en chargeant le président du comité supérieur des droits de l'Homme et des libertés fondamentales, Zakaria Ben Mustapha, d'une mission consistant à "établir des contacts avec les partis politiques et les autres composantes de la société civile qui le désirent pour examiner leurs préoccupations et aspirations".

lunes, 21 noviembre 2005
Information technology can help us ease poverty (The Standard)
Recently, on these pages the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Koffi Annan, commented on the just ended World Summit on Information Society in Tunis.

Internet fights off a threatened split (Sydney Morning Herald)
It's business as usual for the internet after a last-minute agreement was reached in the lead-up to the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia last week.

Regulation: Der Machtkampf ums Web (Die Presse)
Der Streit um die "Internet Governance" bleibt ungelöst. wien. Vor fünfzehn Jahren noch war Internet exotisch, heute würde sein Zusammenbruch die Welt ins Kommunikationschaos stürzen: Rund eine Milliarde Menschen nutzen das Internet inzwischen, man informiert sich, chattet, surft, telefoniert, kauft ein, zahlt, vertreibt sich die Zeit - und hat oft das Gefühl, sich in einem Raum grenzenloser Freiheit zu bewegen.

Swiss have mixed reactions to info summit (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Swiss participants at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) say the past week has been positive but not sensational. The creation of an internet governance forum has been largely welcomed, but the dearth of financial pledges has been criticised.

The Digital Divide Continues to Hinder Development in Rural Areas (All Africa / Public Agenda)
The rural digital divide is isolating almost one billion of the poorest people who are unable to participate in the global information society, according to FAO, which will be highlighting its activities on enhancing knowledge exchange and access to information in combating hunger and poverty at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS, Phase II) which opened on Wednesday, 16th November.

Internet Governance: U.S., Developing Countries Strike Deal (All Africa / The Herald)
A COMPROMISE agreement on Internet governance has been reached between the United States and developing countries. This development will see United Nations Secretary-General Mr Kofi Annan setting up an Internet Governance Forum, which will look at how other countries can also be involved in the management of the worldwide web.

Internet Costs Set to Go Down (All Africa / The Nation)
The "digital divide" between rich and poor countries could in Kenya, be measured by the amount of time it took for an e-mail to be sent from one neighbour to another - via Europe.

L'Afrique ne veut pas rater la révolution numérique (All Africa / Le Potentiel)
L'Afrique fonde de grands espoirs sur les nouvelles technologies pour accélérer son développement, comptant sur l'internet et le téléphone portable pour rattraper son retard.

L'Engagement de Tunis (All Africa / La Presse)
L'engagement de Tunis, issu de la seconde phase du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), tenue à Tunis du 16 au 18 novembre 2005, souligne que le Sommet de Tunis constitue une opportunité unique pour renforcer la prise de conscience quant aux avantages qu'offrent les technologies de l'information et de la communication à l'ensemble de l'humanité.

Des journalistes étrangers se démarquent de la campagne hostile à la Tunisie (Boursorama)
Près de 200 journalistes -européens, américains, asiatiques, africains et arabes- se sont démarqués de la campagne hostile à la Tunisie lancée par "certaines parties étrangères" à l'occasion du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) qui s'est tenu la semaine dernière à Tunis.

Gaddafi boycotts summit over short speech time! (Khaleej Times)
Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi has boycotted the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), which concluded here on Friday as a protest against the short period of time given to him to address the summit.

Malta calls for safe internet (The Times of Malta)
Malta urged the World Summit on Information Society held last week in Tunisia to push further up in its list of priorities a credible and coordinated effort to make the internet a safe place for children.

Internet Boosts Reach of Alternative Radio (All Africa / Inter Press Service)
While the transnational corporations showed off the latest in information and communication technologies (ICTs) at the world summit that ended Friday in Tunis, reporters from alternative radio stations remained loyal to their old tape recorders and microphones.

Le SMSI prend fin sur une note mitigée (All Africa / Inter Press Service)
Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) a pris fin vendredi nuit avec des déclarations de succès de la part des Nations Unies, des gouvernements et du secteur privé, mais la société civile a refusé d'adopter sans réserve ses conclusions.

Bilancio contrastante del Vertice di Tunisi (swissinfo)
Per la delegazione svizzera, il bilancio del Vertice mondiale della società dell'informazione è positivo, ma non sensazionale.

A Tunis, la Suisse a su tirer son épingle du jeu (swissinfo)
La 2e phase du Sommet mondial de la société de l'information a peu de résultats concrets à présenter, selon les ONG suisses.

UN bid to rule the net blocked (Australian IT)
US 1, European Union 0: that's the score card in the battle for control of the internet, the latest and most unusual example of the war between the Anglo-Saxon model and Old-World Europe.

Focus on Onconet (The Hindu)
Thiruvananthapuram: The digital revolution has changed the way the world lives. The World Summit on the Information Society, organised by the UN and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in Tunis recently, was an attempt to bridge the digital divide between nations and to use the new communication technologies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Hungry for net freedom in Tunisia (BBC News Science & Nature Edition)
Last week's UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society put the spotlight on the host country Tunisia.

Freie Software raus, DRM rein (ORF ON Futurezone)
Die Free Software Foundation Europe bezichtigt die Veranstalter des Wiener Content-Gipfels ICT der nachträglichen Manipulation von Diskussionsergebnissen.

Lime-colored $100 laptops to ship early next year (Rutland Herald)
A cheap laptop boasting wireless network access and a hand-crank to provide electricity is expected to start shipping in February or March to help extend technology to school-aged children worldwide.

¿Quién controla internet? (ABC)
La Cumbre sobre la Sociedad de la Información ha reabierto el debate sobre el gobierno de la red. Estados Unidos llegó a un acuerdo para retener su control sobre el sistema de dominios que gestiona el tráfico por internet, pero existe un límite a este poder que parece absoluto ImprimirVotarEnviar TEXTO: JORGE SÁINZ MADRID.

Who Should Control the Internet? Just You and I: Matthew Lynn (Bloomberg)
Last week, government delegates at a summit in Tunisia gathered to ponder Internet regulation. Right now, a lot of people think the Web is controlled by the U.

L'ordinateur à 100 dollars fait sensation au SMSI de Tunis (Canada.com)
Attendu avec engouement à la faveur d'une campagne publicitaire, un ordinateur à 100 dollars mis au point par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) a fait sensation jeudi à l'exposition ITC4all organisée en marge du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) qui se tient actuellement à Tunis.

SMSI: appels pressants en faveur de la réduction de la fracture numérique (Canada.com)
Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) s'est ouvert mercredi au Palexpo du Kram (10km de Tunis) par des appels pressants en faveur de la réduction de la fracture numérique entre les pays du Nord et ceux du Sud, l'un des thèmes majeurs à l'ordre du jour, à côté de la gouvernance d'Internet.

Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information : clôture des travaux sur une promesse d'aide aux pays pauvres (All Africa / La Tribune)
Le SMSI s'est clos vendredi au terme de trois journées de travaux à Tunis avec une promesse des pays riches d'aider le monde en développement à «monter dans le train» de l'informatique et des télécommunications.

Negotiations At Summit Eases Internet Tension (All Africa / The East African Standard)
Negotiators at the just-concluded second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia defused a confrontation between the United States and countries, which accuse the super power of controlling the Internet.

WSIS Ends On Mixed Note (All Africa / Inter Press Service)
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) concluded Friday night with claims of success by the United Nations, governments and the private sector, but civil society refused to wholeheartedly embrace its outcome.

La gestion de l'Internet ne doit pas rester aux mains des USA, selon Ebadi (Canada.com)
TUNIS (AP) - Le prix Nobel de la paix, l'Iranienne Shirin Ebadi, a estimé vendredi que la gouvernance de l'Internet ne doit pas rester uniquement aux mains des Etats-Unis.

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Spotlight on censorship (Australian IT)
THE UN's World Summit on the Information Society has put the spotlight on the dispute over censorship. "The objective of this summit is to have an equitable information society where everybody can have access to information, can create information," head of the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Yoshio Utsumi said.

Wireless: Creating Internet of 'Things': A scary, but exciting (International Herald Tribune)
Miniaturization, the ubiquity of consumer electronics and the global Internet are speeding up the creation of a worldwide "network of things," where cars, phones, turnstiles - even books and clothing - know about us: who we are, where we are, what we are doing.

EU pleads for freedom of speech (The Times of Malta)
The second World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was held last week in Tunis. It ended on Friday. The summit's main question was how the World Wide Web is run, and how it can best safeguard basic freedoms and drive economic growth around the globe.

Summit background (The Times of Malta)
The WSIS is a formal UN Summit at the level of heads of state and government. The EU is represented at the WSIS by the EU Presidency and the European Commission, with Members of the European Parliament included in the EU delegation.

UN summit turns spotlight on Web censorship (Tehran Times)
A United Nations communications and technology summit, which ended with a pledge to expand the availability of the Internet, has turned the spotlight onto a dispute about censorship.

The stage is set: who will control the Internet?(Tehran Times)
When the United Nations-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society convenes in Tunisia later this month, participants will take up the banner of extending "the benefits of the new telecommunication technologies to all the world's inhabitants.

Open media to connect communities (BBC News England)
A US-based project is tapping into the collaborative nature of the web to provide online content that is relevant and valuable to developing nations.

Internet is a `dangerous ghoul', says Libyan FM (Khaleej Times)
Libyan Foreign Minister Abdul Rahman Shalgam has described the Internet as a "dangerous scientific ghoul", and rejected the on-going monopoly of America over supervising and running the Cyberspace.

Internet still all about U.S. and English (Salt Lake Tribune)
But for how long? Delegates to a summit take steps toward letting an international body have more of a say.

The great digital divide (The Hindu)
WHEN these words appear I shall just have attended the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, a serious attempt to grapple with the challenges of our information-technology-driven times -- the digital divide, the governance of the Internet, the hope that the new technologies can drive development.

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The peaks of an information summit (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
After covering Switzerland's involvement at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, swissinfo's Thomas Stephens looks back at a memorable week.

The peaks of an information summit (swissinfo)
After covering Switzerland's involvement at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, swissinfo's Thomas Stephens looks back at a memorable week.

Switzerland gains prestige in Tunis (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, in which Switzerland has played a central and controversial role, has ended in Tunis. At the closing ceremony on Friday evening, Swiss Communications Minister Moritz Leuenberger thanked the WSIS' hosts and tried to nurse bruised Swiss-Tunisian relations.

Kids'' 100-dollar laptop dreams come true! (IndiaDaily)
The last decade saw Internet defining Marshall McLuhan's concept of ''Global Village'', and the next will see Kofi Annan's dream of ''Cyber Village'' coming true.

Libération : Le SMSI s'achève à Tunis sur un bilan mitigé (Libération)
Le Sommet sur la société de l'information (SMSI), qui s'est achevé à Tunis, a permis de réduire le fossé numérique entre pays riches et pays pauvres, en dépit des réticences des nations développées à contribuer à un fonds de soutien destiné aux Etats africains, ont déclaré les participants.

One Laptop per Child (The Daily Star)
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Massachusetts Institue of Technology (MIT) Media Lab's Professor Nicholas Negroponte (R) unveil the "One Laptop per Child" initiative during a press conference at the World Summit on the Internet Society (WSIS) on November 16 at the Kram Palexo in Tunis.

Internet summit highlights censorship problem (Guardian Blog)
"Swiss President Samuel Schmid has been censored by Tunisian television for harshly criticising states that muzzle civil liberties," reports NZZ Online.

"Freedom lifeblood of digital revolution" (The Hindu)
The Tunis summit of the Information Society has put the bigger users and developed nations on alert that the Net is not anyone's personal property. WHO OWNS THE NET?

"Digitale Kluft" soll kleiner werden (Bremer Nachrichten)
Der UN-Informationsgipfel in der tunesischen Hauptstadt Tunis ist am Freitag mit dem Aufruf zu Ende gegangen, die Chancen des Internets zu nutzen und die "digitale Kluft" zwischen der reichen und der armen Welt zu überbrücken.

Essential test for UN net summit (BBC News Science & Nature Edition)
Building a global information society that is fair, equitable, and accessible to everyone is a daunting challenge that is going to take years to achieve.

CDs and comics offer digital aid (BBC News Merseyside)
Jostling on the sidelines of this week's UN net summit in Tunis were dozens of projects that provide people in developing countries with much-needed hardware to get digital.

Lack of freedom of speech in Tunisia disappoints US (Khaleej Times)
The United States yesterday said that it was disappointed that the Tunisian government had not been able to demonstrate its commitment to freedom of expression and assembly in Tunisia during a UN summit.

This Cranked Up Computer Could Close a Gap (Inter Press Service)
This little green computer runs without electricity or batteries, and it costs 100 dollars. And it could do more than all thhe speeches made at the World Summit on the Information Society to help narrow that 'digital divide'.

«Wissen nutzen, erzeugen und teilen» (Tagblatt St.Gallen)
Der UNO-Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft ist gestern mit einem Aufruf für eine weltweit gleich starke Nutzung des Internets zu Ende gegangen.

La Cumbre de internet apoya un Fondo de Solidaridad Digital (ABC)
En la última jornada siguió el debate sobre la censura en la red: la premio Nobel de la Paz iraní, Shirin Ebadin, propuso crear un comité auspiciado por la ONU.

'Mobile Women' of Mongla bridging digital divide (The Daily Star)
THE remote villages of Mongla are experiencing a mobile phone frenzy. Algae in shrimp farms are disappearing, the pharmacist knows which medication to buy and the Hindu carpenter and his wife can finally talk to somebody about the nasty disease of their guava tree.

SMSI: l'"Engagement de Tunis" prône le respect du savoir, des spécificités culturelles et des droits de l'Homme (Canada.com)
Dans le principal document intitulé "Engagement de Tunis", adopté par le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) qui s'est achevé vendredi soir à Tunis, les délégués des 170 pays participants ont pris sur eux d'oeuvrer résolument en faveur de la société du savoir, du respect des spécificités culturelles et des droits de l'Homme, y compris ceux de l'enfant et de la femme et des personnes vulnérables.

UN information summit wraps up with agreement on Internet governance (People's Daily)
The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) wrapped up here on Friday with an agreement on Internet governance and vows to benefit all people with information technology.

No silicon panacea (Financial Times)
The much-hyped $100 (£58) laptop - designed to be affordable and suitable for developing countries - is an impressive technological feat. With its hand crank for manual charging, durable flash memory and rubber casing, the WiFi laptop is ideally suited to harsh conditions.

UN information summit closes in Tunis (People's Daily)
The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) ended here on Friday with the adoption of two outcome documents - "Tunis Commitment" and "Tunis Agenda for the Information Society".

La gouvernance de l'Internet ne doit pas rester aux mains des Etats-Unis, selon Shirin Ebadi (Boursorama)
Le prix Nobel de la paix, l'Iranienne Shirin Ebadi, a estimé vendredi à Tunis que la gouvernance de l'Internet ne doit pas rester uniquement aux mains des Etats-Unis.

US fighting to remain master of its domains (The Australian)
WASHINGTON has emerged as the winner in a bitter international struggle for control of the global internet, at least for now. The tense final scenes in the latest round of the two-year web war were played out this week at the World Summit on the Information Society in the Tunisian capital Tunis, a UN talkfest attended by more than 50 heads of government and as many as 15,000 officials.

Internet remains in independent hands (Sydney Morning Herald)
A decision not to transfer control of the internet into the hands of the United Nations (UN) was the right result for Australian business, a not-for-profit organisation which will continue to administer it says.

Internet Boosts Reach of Alternative Radio (Inter Press Service)
While the transnational corporations showed off the latest in information and communication technologies (ICTs) at the world summit that ended Friday in Tunis, reporters from alternative radio stations remained loyal to their old tape recorders and microphones.

Le SMSI prend fin sur une note mitigée (Inter Press Service)
Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) a pris fin vendredi nuit avec des déclarations de succès de la part des Nations Unies, des gouvernements et du secteur privé, mais la société civile a refusé d'adopter sans réserve ses conclusions.

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L'ordinateur à 100 dollars fait sensation au SMSI de Tunis (Boursorama)
Attendu avec engouement à la faveur d'une campagne publicitaire, un ordinateur à 100 dollars mis au point par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) a fait sensation jeudi à l'exposition ITC4all organisée en marge du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) qui se tient actuellement à Tunis.

SMSI: les Américains "déçus" par le manque d'engagement du gouvernement tunisien en matière de libertés (Boursorama)
La délégation américaine au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), qui s'achève vendredi à Tunis, s'est déclarée "déçue" par le manque d'engagement du gouvernement tunisien en matière de libertés.

Controversy blights UN net summit (BBC News World Edition)
A crucial UN summit on expanding net access around the world has ended in Tunis marred by controversy over censorship and who runs the internet.

Technology summit wraps up in Tunisia (Business Week)
A crucial summit on expanding Internet access around the world ended Friday with a firm promise to narrow the digital divide -- but little in government funding to make it happen.

Le Cap-Vert veut se mettre à l'heure des NTIC (Jeune Afrique)
La délégation capverdienne au deuxième Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) qui se déroule du 16 au 18 novembre à Tunis, essayera de mobiliser des financements pour deux projets du gouvernement relatifs aux Nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication (NTIC), a appris la PANA à Praia.

Le Sommet de Tunis balise le chemin d’une société du savoir plus juste (La Presse)
La seconde phase du Sommet mondial sur la société de l’information sera clôturée aujourd’hui par la proclamation de la Déclaration de Tunis qui s’annonce, de l’avis de tous, prometteuse d’un avenir meilleur en matière des nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication (NTIC) pour tous les pays du Globe, plus particulièrement ceux du Sud.

Le SMSI promet d'aider les pays pauvres (Nouvel Observateur)
Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information se clôt avec une promesse des pays riches d'aider les pays en voie de développement à un accès plus facile à l'informatique.

Fin d'une grève de la faim d'opposants tunisiens (AFP)
Huit opposants tunisiens en grève de la faim ont mis un terme à un mois de grève de la faim, le jour de la clôture du Sommet mondial de la société de l'information (SMSI), vendredi à Tunis en réponse à la demande de l'avocate iranienne Shirin Ebadi, prix Nobel de la Paix 2003,.

Les ONG accusent quinze Etats de censurer la liberté d'expression sur Internet (Le Monde)
A l'occasion du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information, à Tunis, la Chine, la Biélorussie et la Tunisie sont dénoncées pour leur répression des internautes.

SMSI: les Américains "déçus" par le manque d'engagement du gouvernement tunisien en matière de libertés (Le Matin)
La délégation américaine au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), qui s'achève vendredi à Tunis, s'est déclarée "déçue" par le manque d'engagement du gouvernement tunisien en matière de libertés.

Senegal calls for digital funds (BBC News)
Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade has called on the richer nations to do more to help developing countries buy technology hardware.

Mugabe attacks US at WSIS opening (Mail & Guardian)
The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, on Wednesday attacked the United States at the opening of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, Tunisia, for monopolising the governance of the internet.

‘Patents choke innovation’ (Times of India)
"Are we unwittingly allowing ourselves to be slaves of the information disorder instead of being masters of the information society?’’ This was the conundrum posed by Dayanidhi Maran, Union minister of communications and IT to the UN World Summit on Information Society, which continues into its second day.

Private Sector Advances In Public Space (Inter Press Service)
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) concluded Friday night with claims of success by the United Nations, governments and the private sector, but civil society refused to wholeheartedly embrace its outcome.

Le SMSI s'achève sur une modeste avancée (LeTemps)
Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), dont la seconde phase s'est achevée vendredi à Tunis, restera comme la première réunion intergouvernementale à avoir mis en mots cette évidence qu'Internet est désormais une infrastructure cruciale pour le monde entier.

UN summit turns spotlight on web censorship (Abc News online)
A United Nations communications and technology summit has ended with a pledge to expand the availability of the Internet and has turned the spotlight onto a dispute about censorship.

A Tunis, la Suisse a gagné en prestige (swissinfo)
Les opposants tunisiens en grève de la faim depuis octobre ont mis fin à leur mouvement vendredi. (Infosud, Carole Vann) A la clôture du Sommet de l'information, Moritz Leuenberger salue les avancées et tente de calmer la crise ouverte avec le régime tunisien.

Après-Tunis 2005 : les incertitudes du lendemain (All Africa / Grahamstown)
Venus à Tunis avec la plus forte délégation de chef d'Etats, par rapport aux autres continents, les Africains repartent du Smsi 2005 avec deux acquis jugés essentiels.

UPDATE: Few Pledges Of Funding At UN Digital Divide Mtg (Dow Jones Newswires)
A crucial summit on expanding Internet access around the world ended Friday with a firm promise to narrow the digital divide -but little in government funding to make it happen.

World Internet summit ends with unanswered question (Kyodo News)
A U.N.-sponsored summit on the global information society ended Friday in the Tunisian capital by putting off an answer to the key question of Internet governance to the next gathering in 2006.

$100 computer for children unveiled by UN (Mongabay)
As the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) continued in Tunis last night, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan unveiled a prototype of a cheap and rugged $100 laptop for children, as part of the Summit's goal of giving poor communities access to the benefits of information technologies and networks.

WSIS By Numbers (All Africa / Grahamstown)
The figure includes delegations attending plenary and parallel events as well as various exhibitors at the ICT 4 all Exhibition.

Swaziland Calls for Inclusion of Disabled in the Information Society (All Africa / Grahamstown)
Swaziland Prime Minister Absalom Themba Dlamini has called for disabled and physically challenged people not to be left out of the information society.

Eassy: Reducing Internet in Africa (All Africa / Grahamstown)
The Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy), will reduce the costs of internet connectivity in Africa by over 50 percent once it is completed in 2007.

African Voices At the ECA Stall (All Africa / Grahamstown)
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has been showcasing recently published works documenting policy developments on information and communication technologies in Africa.

Koffi Annan : «Nous voulons des mesures concrètes à Tunis» (All Africa / Grahamstown)
Si les présidents Tunisien Ben Ali et suisse Samuel Schmid, le premier comme hôte du sommet et le second comme passeur de témoin après Genève 2003, ont été interrompus pendant leur intervention à la cérémonie d'ouverture du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (Smsi), hier, le secrétaire général des Nations Unies, lui, n'a pas eu à «souffrir» de ces applaudissements.

Femme et technologies de l'information et de la communication (La Presse)
L’association tunisienne «Action Féminine pour le développement durable» a organisé, hier, dans le cadre des événements parallèles au SMSI, une rencontre sur le thème «Femme et technologies de l’information et de la communication».

Le Sommet de Tunis balise le chemin d’une société du savoir plus juste (La Presse)
La seconde phase du Sommet mondial sur la société de l’information sera clôturée aujourd’hui par la proclamation de la Déclaration de Tunis qui s’annonce, de l’avis de tous, prometteuse d’un avenir meilleur en matière des nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication (NTIC) pour tous les pays du Globe, plus particulièrement ceux du Sud.

The World Information Summit calls for lifting the control over the Internet in the developing countries (Asharqalawsat - Arabic)
The World Summit hosted in Tunisia calls for more efforst to bridge the digital divide and lighten up control of the Internet, especially in some developing countries. However, on the margins of the summit, human rights organization published a map showing countries which censor the Internet.

Machines to overtake humans in Internet use (Gulf Daily News)
Machines will overtake humans to become the biggest users of the Internet in a brave new world of electronic sensors, smart homes, and tags that track users' movements and habits, the UN's telecommunications agency predicted yesterday.

Net governance row dogs WSIS (Times of India)
On the eve of the UN World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), a dispute over the global management and control of the internet threatened to overshadow critical and pressing issues concerning the information society.

Internet summit ends with promises, little funding (CNN.com)
A crucial summit on expanding Internet access around the world ended Friday with a firm promise to narrow the digital divide -- but little in government funding to make it happen. The World Summit on the Information Society originally was conceived to raise consciousness about the divide between the haves and have-nots, and to raise money for projects to link up the global village, particularly Africa and Asia and South America.

Aus dem Netz gefallen (Frankfurter Rundschau)
In Afrika surft nur einer von hundert Menschen - um das zu ändern, bedarf es nicht unbedingt der Entwicklungshilfe.

Net summit puts focus on censorship (Aljazeera)
A United Nations communications and technology summit, which ended with a pledge to expand the availability of the internet, has turned the spotlight on censorship.

Internet Access? What About Just a Telephone? (Inter Press Service)
When Emilio Contrera, a small farmer in Paraguay who is nearly 80 years old, wants to phone his daughter in the capital, he must first overcome a number of hurdles.

CMSI termina con compromiso de ayuda y sin acuerdo sobre los fondos (AFP Francais)
La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) terminó este viernes con el compromiso de acercar los países pobres a la revolución tecnológica, pese a que la promesa de reducir la "brecha digital" logró pocos fondos y reveló diferencias sobre la libertad de expresión.

SMSI: des progrès par rapport à Genève malgré des résultats mitigés (Canada.com)
Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), dont la deuxième phase s'est achevée vendredi à Tunis, a été sanctionné par des résultats mitigés, mais aussi des progrès par rapport à la première phase de Genève.

Les États-Unis plus que jamais « Net » (L'Humanité)
Au sommet mondial de la société de l'information rien ne change : Washington garde la main sur la toile.

"Kreativität und Content Schlüsselfaktoren in der Informationsgesellschaft" (Österreich Journal)
"It's creativity - stupid", so fasste Staatssekretär Franz Morak den Schwerpunkt Österreichs zum Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft zusammen.

Wiring Women Won't Close the Gap (Inter Press Service)
"People say, 'what are you talking about: it's just a computer, it's just a telephone -- how can there be gender issues over technology?' There's still no understanding of how things like computers get into institutions and are incorporated into existing male- dominated power structures," says an Indian woman delegate here for a global meeting on making the so-called Information Age benefit all people.

Libération : La "fracture numérique" difficile à réduire au Kenya (Libération)
Il y a encore peu de temps, les Kenyans pouvaient mesurer le "fossé numérique" séparant les pays riches des pays pauvres par le temps qu'il fallait à un e-mail envoyé à un voisin pour arriver à destination - via l'Europe.

Die digitale Kluft ist vor allem ein politisches Problem (Frankfurter Rundschau)
Dass alle Menschen im Jahr 2015 die gleichen Chancen haben, sich zu informieren, ist zweifelhaft. Zwar dürften die technischen Hürden überwindbar sein.

Debaten cómo expandir el acceso mundial a la internet MATT MOORE Associated Press (The Miami Herald)
Los líderes que asistieron a un encuentro de tecnología patrocinado por las Naciones Unidas se comprometieron a achicar la división digital entre los países del mundo en desarrollo y el industrializado, pero dijeron que será necesario algo más que promesas para expandir las comunicaciones y el acceso a la internet.

Kids' Laptop Hits World Spotlight (PCWorld)
MIT developers show U.N. delegates a prototype of its $100 laptop designed to promote tech around globe.

Laptop for Each Nigerian Kid (All Africa)
NIGERIA and five other countries have been named the first beneficiaries of the One-Laptop-One-Child Initiative. Others are Egypt, India, Brazil, China and Thailand.

'Nobody Will Do It for Us'- Civil Society At WSIS (All Africa)
African governments, civil society organisations and the private sector must take the challenge of ensuring access and participation of rural communities in the Information Society, said a representative of Africa Civil Society.

Weltgipfel der Informationsgesellschaft (ORF ON Futurezone)
Nach dem Kompromiss im Streit mit den USA um die Internet-Verwaltung zeigen sich von Kofi Annan bis zu den Amerikanern alle über den Ausgang des zweiten Welgipfels zufrieden.

The End User: What laptop per child? (International Herald Tribune)
When I first heard that the $100 laptop would be introduced at the World Summit on the Information Society here this week, I began scheming: I could get one for my 5-year-old, put one in the kitchen and use another for all-around backup purposes.

La Cumbre de Túnez concluirá con un llamamiento a la solidaridad digital (La Vanguardia)
La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) ha concluye hoy con la adopción del 'Compromiso de Túnez', en el que los 170 países participantes se declaran dispuestos a establecer un amplio abanico de solidaridad digital.

Governing the Internet (The Inquirer)
TEN YEARS of in-fighting over who should run the Internet and this week's World Summit on the Information Society meeting ended with a deal to create the Internet Governance Forum.

Global reach (Guardian)
After sorting out the power divide (in favour of continued US governance of the internet), the UN information summit in Tunis yesterday moved on to a much more important matter - the digital divide.

Revisiting the Digital Divide (PCWorld)
U.N. summit invites collaboration on human issues as well as tech.

L'Homme pris dans la Toile ou l'Internet des objets (La Tribune)
Le Sommet de Tunis sur la Société de l'Information a mis l'accent sur la question de la domination des Etats-Unis dans la "gouvernance" mondiale d'Internet.

UN net summit diary: Day three (BBC News Technology Edition)
Indian journalist Amit Jain is in Tunis for the World Summit on the Information Society and is writing about his experiences for the BBC News website. Based in Singapore, he is a correspondent for The Straits Times.

Presentan la laptop más barata (El Diario)
Los países en desarrollo podrán cumplir pronto su sueño de tener ordenadores baratos gracias al Instituto de Tecnología de Massachusetts (MIT), que presentó un portátil con costo de cien dólares durante la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (SMSI) de Túnez.

Internet summit: great ideas but too little money (Kerela News)
Ten years after the Internet began to change the world, almost one billion people are "online", and the United Nations intends to raise this number to three billion by the year 2015.

Tensions persist between Bern and Tunis (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Swiss Communications Minister Moritz Leuenberger gives swissinfo his take on the diplomatic crack that threatens to grow between Switzerland and Tunisia.

Preserving the essence of the net (BBC News Business Edition)
Technology commentator Bill Thompson wonders whether the choice of Tunisia to host the UN net summit was designed to make a wider point.

Información (La Vanguardia)
La evolución de la vida y, en especial, de la Humanidad, transcurre en paralelo al desarrollo de la capacidad para captar, procesar y utilizar la información que organiza el comportamiento de los organismos vivos.

Free speech debate dominates UN summit (Sunday Times)
A debate about freedom of expression simmered at a United Nations (UN) communications summit as a French campaigner was stopped from attending and China and Senegal defended limits on free speech.

Opening doors into virtual worlds (BBC News Dorset)
Away from the official speeches at the UN World Summit on the Information Society, hundreds of projects tackling the digital divide are on show at a fair called the ICT4All Expo.

Pocket answer to digital divide (BBC News Dorset)
Much of the debate about the digital divide centres on getting computers into the hands of budding digital citizens in developing countries.

"Digital divide" not so easy to close, Kenyans find (Reuters UK)
In Kenya, the "digital divide" between rich and poor countries could be measured not long ago by the amount of time it took for an e-mail to be sent from one neighbour to another -- via Europe.

L'Internet libre et ouvert est le meilleur modèle économique (Les Echos)
Le sommet mondial sur la société de l'information qui se tient en ce moment à Tunis est dominé par la question de savoir « qui contrôle » l'Internet.

Laptop for the poor launched (Taipei Times)
A non-profit organization aiming to boost education levels in poorer countries unveiled the US$100 prototype model for the project.

Russian minister calls for limited Internet regulation. (Itar-Tass News Agency)
Russian Information Technologies Minister Leonid Reiman, who attended the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia, believes Internet should be internationally controlled to avert brainwashing and falsifications, however the regulation should be limited to allow the world web develop.

China makes great progress in bridging digital divide: ITU official (People's Daily Online)
China has made great progress in bridging digital gap in the past 10 years, an official from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) told reporters on Thursday.

Controversy dogs UN net gathering (BBC News World Edition)
Controversy has continued to dog a UN net summit in Tunisia as a head of a France-based media freedom group was blocked from entering the country.

L'Union européenne est résolue à réduire la fracture numérique (Les Echos)
Les technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) peuvent améliorer de façon considérable nos possibilités de réaliser des objectifs de développement socio-économique particuliers.

Switzerland gains prestige in Tunis (swissinfo)
The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, in which Switzerland has played a central and controversial role, has ended in Tunis.

UN summit turns spotlight on Web censorship (Sify)
A United Nations communications and technology summit, which ended with a pledge to expand the availability of the Internet, has turned the spotlight onto a dispute about censorship.

La gestion de l'Internet ne doit pas rester aux mains des USA, selon Ebadi (Canada.com)
TUNIS (AP) - Le prix Nobel de la paix, l'Iranienne Shirin Ebadi, a estimé vendredi que la gouvernance de l'Internet ne doit pas rester uniquement aux mains des Etats-Unis.

Switch on internet power globally (Gulfinthemedia / Gulf News)
The digital world is enfranchising the world’s population in ever greater numbers. Technology has the power to be the greatest leveller of them all between developed and emerging economies. The old joke that "no one knows I am a dog on the internet" remains true.

Documento final pide sociedad informacion orientada al desarrollo (terra / EFE)
El 'Compromiso de Túnez', adoptado hoy por la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMDI), aboga por una sociedad 'centrada en la persona, abierta a todos y orientada al desarrollo'.

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India calls for mechanism to promote IT adoption (The Hindu)
INDIA has called for an institutional mechanism to help local development and manufacturing of information and communication technologies. The Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Mr Dayanidhi Maran, told the World Summit of Information Society 2005, taking place here, that it was imperative to design an improved organisational structure where the legal and regulatory framework to promote ICTs would be in place.

$100 laptop for poor children unveiled (Computing)
Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of MIT's Media Lab, has shown off his prototype $100 laptop at the Tunis World Summit on the Information Society. The ruggedised laptop, which includes a crank for generating its own power, is being developed under the One Laptop Per Child initiative, which aims to allow children in the Third World to own their own PC.

Victory claims abound for global Web accord (International Herald Tribune)
In the best diplomatic tradition, virtually all sides in the Internet governance debate claimed victory on Wednesday after more than 100 nations agreed to leave control of core network resources under the direction of the United States.

Au SMSI à Tunis, la Suisse ose faire des reproches au régime de Ben Ali (LeTemps)
Le conseiller fédéral Moritz Leuenberger et le président tunisien Ben Ali vont-ils se serrer la main, ce soir, lors de la cérémonie de clôture du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI)? Vont-ils seulement échanger un regard?

WSIS calls for ICT-based development (The Daily Star)
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) urged world leaders to put information and communication technologies (ICT) at the heart of their national economic and social development policies.

Last Chance @ WSIS to Bridge Digital Divide (All Africa)
Opportunity now beckons on Nigeria and Africa, a continent leaving at the outskirt of digital revolution to change it fortunes. This week, digital revolution and divide as well as the place of the so-called third world, which is presently living at the outskirt of the digital equation, will dominate discussion in high circles.

Education: A Little Could Go a Long Way (All Africa)
Two African leaders launched a public appeal Wednesday for support to a global fund for community-based communication projects. President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal and President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria launched the appeal for increased funding for the Global Digital Solidarity Fund (GDSF).

Switch on internet power globally (Gulf News)
Technology has the power to be the greatest leveller of them all between developed and emerging economies. The old joke that "no one knows I am a dog on the internet" remains true.

Sun urges IT world to bridge digital divide (IEE)
Sun Microsystems has exhorted technology companies to eliminate what it describes as a ‘growing global digital divide'. It has called for them to do more to introduce opportunities for everyone to connect with - and participate in - the Internet and other global networks.

El Fondo de Solidaridad Digital centra los debates de la segunda jornada de la Cumbre de Túnez (La Vanguardia)
La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) centró ayer sus debates en el Fondo de Solidaridad Digital, que permita a los países emergentes acceder a las nuevas tecnologías de comunicación.

Governments Sidelined By Civil Society At WSIS? (All Africa / Inter Press Service)
World leaders and high-level government representatives are taking a backseat to business leaders and civil society representatives at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) which will wrap up here Friday.

Digital Divide: UN Summit to Serve the People? (All Africa / Inter Press Service)
Now that the world's powers have agreed to stop squabbling over control of the Internet (for now), will the more than 10,000 people here for this week's United Nations forum focus on creating an information society for all people?

Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Development Gateway Launch Arabic Language Portal on Development (All Africa)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) and the Development Gateway Foundation today unveiled plans for a new Arabic language web portal on development.

Pour une société du savoir équilibrée, solidaire et tolérante (All Africa - La Presse)
Autant nous sommes attachés à la construction d'une société de l'information garantissant à l'individu le droit à l'information et assurant la fluidité de la circulation des données sans obstacles ni entraves, autant nous soulignons l'impératif de définir des normes éthiques universelles.

SMSI : un consensus controversé maintient le statu-quo de l'internet (Inter Press Service / All Africa)
Le sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) démarre ce mercredi avec un document de compromis approuvé à l'unanimité après plusieurs mois de négociations infructueuses.

Túnez: acuerdan que EU mantenga control de internet (El Universal - Mexico)
La Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI), que arrancó ayer en la capital de Túnez, acordó que el sistema responsable de asignar nombres de ámbitos y sufijos en internet como ".com" y ".org" siga bajo la supervisión de Estados Unidos.

Sommet de Tunis : Moritz Leuenberger enfonce le clou (ATS/L' Express)
Le conseiller fédéral Moritz Leuenberger a enfoncé le clou à Tunis, après l'intervention du président de la Confédération à l'ouverture du sommet sur la société de l'information (SMSI). Il a réaffirmé l'importance de la liberté de l'information.

Abdoulaye Wade regrette d'avoir donné "trop de liberté" à la presse (AFP/Le Monde )
Le président sénégalais Abdoulaye Wade a regretté jeudi à Tunis d'avoir donné "trop de liberté" à la presse de son pays et justifié des sanctions prises le mois dernier à Dakar contre des médias."Je suis allé trop loin dans les libertés et me suis aperçu que certains ne savent pas utiliser la liberté", a déclaré M. Wade lors d'une conférence de presse au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI).

Shirin Abadi calls on Tunisians hunger strikers to stop (Middle East Online - Arabic)
The Iranian lawyer Shirin Abadi, who received the Peace Nobel Prize, visited the Tunisian personalities that are on hunger strike since 18.October in an attempt to convince them to end their fast.

¿Gobiernos desplazados por la sociedad civil? (Inter Press Service))
Representantes de la sociedad civil y líderes empresariales restaron protagonismo a mandatarios y otros altos funcionarios de gobierno en la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) que terminará este viernes en Túnez.

Sakhr founder receives the World Summit Award (Asharq alawsat - Arabic)
Yesterday, in El Kram Palace Expo, the World Summit Award organization organised a ceremony handing out awards for this year's award winners.

«Vous avez été censuré, Monsieur le président!» (24 heures - AP)
Applaudi à l’ouverture du Sommet de l’info, dans la capitale tunisienne, pour avoir osé critiquer la censure de l’information en Tunisie, le président de la Confédération a été censuré à son tour... par la TV locale! Un député italien a demandé que le discours de Samuel Schmid, héros du jour, soit affiché au Parlement européen.

¿Cómo se encuentra la "Sociedad Informática"? (Correo del Caroní)
La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información, organizada por la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) y en la que 160 países debatirán sobre la brecha digital Norte-Sur y el control de Internet que ejerce Estados Unidos, fue inaugurada el miércoles en Túnez por el presidente del país, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

De Davos à Tunis, l'ordinateur à 100 dollars fait son chemin (Le Temps)
La présentation d'un prototype de «l'ordinateur à 100 dollars», hier, au Sommet sur la société de l'information, est la dernière étape d'un projet un peu fou qui a pris naissance avec ce constat de Michalis Bletsas: «L'expérience des ordinateurs partagés dans les écoles a déjà été faite. Elle a échoué. Avec ce nouveau projet, le but est que chaque enfant ait un tel ordinateur, il ne s'agit plus d'en fournir quelques-uns à des écoles.»

Urgencias de la Cumbre sobre Sociedad de la Información (Prensa Latina)
Un sentido de urgencia y determinación, que prevalezca sobre el pesimismo y la desconfianza, anima hoy los debates del segundo día de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la información (CMSI).

American - European agreement over Internet control (Albayan - Arabic)
A consent had been struck to progressively adjust Internet governance in order to avoid a conflict between the US, which is refusing to cede any control, and the rest of the world.

UN-Weltgipfel: Negroponte präsentiert erstes 100-Dollar-Notebook (Leipziger Volkszeitung)
Das erste Notebook für 100 Dollar soll ab kommendem Jahr den Graben bei der Verbreitung von Computern zwischen der Dritten Welt und den führenden Industrienationen schließen helfen. Nicolas Negroponte, Gründer und Chef des renommierten Media Lab an der US-Eliteuniversität MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), hat den ersten Prototyp am Mittwoch in Tunis auf dem zweiten Weltgipfels der UN zur Informationsgesellschaft vorgestellt.

$100 laptops unveiled at UN summit (International Herald Tribune)
A U.N. technology summit was focused Thursday on bringing more communications, including Internet access, to developing countries where the cost has been too high and the technology too low-tech.

Hightech mit Handkurbel (Spiegel Netzwelt)
Wie überbrückt man die "digitale Kluft"? Mit bezahlbarer Hard- und Software, glaubt Media-Lab-Begründer Nicholas Negroponte vom MIT. In Tunis führte er Kofi Annan einen ersten Prototypen vor: giftgrün, WiFi-vernetzt und mit Handkurbel zur Stromerzeugung.

UN predicts 'internet of things' (BBC News)
Changes brought about by the internet will be dwarfed by those prompted by the networking of everyday objects, says a report by a UN body. The study looks at how the use of electronic tags and sensors could create an "internet of things".

During WSIS: International organizations insist in convening a parallel summit in Tunisia (Aljazeera.net - Arabic)
On the margins of WSIS, which opened yesterday, NGO Human Rights activists convened their meeting in the Tunisian capital Tunis.

$100 hand cranked laptop for poor children unveiled (Gulf News)
Researchers unveiled a $100, hand-cranked laptop computer and said they hoped to give it to millions of schoolchildren around the globe. About the size of a textbook, the lime-green machines can set up their own wireless networks and operate in areas without a reliable electricity supply, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers said at the United Nations technology Summit.

WSIS: US keeps Internet governance and Annan calls for cost reduction (Aljazeera.net - Arabic)
European and American delegates said that the US will keep control of the Domain Name System under the framework of an agreement adopted during WSIS.

UN debut for $100 laptop for poor (BBC News)
A prototype of a cheap and robust laptop for pupils has been welcomed as an "expression of global solidarity" by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. The green machine was showcased for the first time by MIT's Nicholas Negroponte at the UN net summit in Tunis.

Prototype of people's laptop unveiled (AFP - Sydney Morning Herald)
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and a leading US IT expert Nicholas Negroponte have unveiled the bright green and yellow working prototype of a $US100 ($A137) laptop aimed at millions of schoolchildren in poor countries.

I'd Like to Teach The World to Type (Fortune)
Nick Negroponte wants to give $100 laptops to poor kids around the globe. It's a noble goal, but is it feasible? Want to grab somebody's attention in the tech world? How about mentioning that you got e-mails from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Michael Dell the night before, all of them weighing in on your current obsession.

Le MIT présente son ordinateur à 100 dollars au SMSI de Tunis (Reuters/Le Nouvel Observateur)
Des chercheurs du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ont dévoilé à Tunis un ordinateur portable à 100 dollars qu'ils espèrent mettre entre les mains de millions d'écoliers à travers le monde.

Machines and objects to overtake humans on the Internet: ITU (Yahoo News - AFP)
Machines will overtake humans to become the biggest users of the Internet in a brave new world of electronic sensors, smart homes, and tags that track users' movements and habits, the UN's telecommunications agency predicted. In a report entitled "Internet of Things", the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) outlined the next stage in the technological revolution where humans, electronic devices, inanimate objects and databases are linked in real time by a radically transformed Internet.

L'homme bientôt dépassé par l'objet dans l'utilisation de l'internet (TSR.ch)
Les objets vont devenir dans les prochaines années les premiers utilisateurs de l'internet devant les humains, dans un "meilleur des mondes" fait de détecteurs électroniques qui suivront, via la toile, les mouvements des choses - et donc de leur propriétaire. Dans un rapport intitulé "L'internet des objets", l'Union internationale des télécommunications (UIT) a présenté jeudi au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) de Tunis la prochaine révolution technologique.

Le SMSI se penche sur la fracture numérique entre le Nord et le Sud (Canada.com)
Au deuxième jour du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) organisé à Tunis, les débats se sont concentrés jeudi sur l'accès à Internet et aux outils de communications pour les pays en développement.

$100-laptop created for world's poorest countries (New Scientist)
The robust $100 laptop will come with a 500 megahertz processor and 1gigabyte of memory (Image: Design Consortium) It will be possible to fold the laptops so that they act as simple video players (Image: Design Consortium) A wind-up laptop that will cost $100 to make and be offered to the world's poorest nations has been unveiled at a UN summit.

More Internet, Less Poverty? (Inter Press Service )
Building a bridge across the digital divide might not be the smooth path to poverty reduction that many people believe.

Civil Society Vows to Make Best of Consolation Prize (All Africa)
It was not what they had set out to accomplish, but civil society groups gathered here to discuss Internet governance and development, are vowing to make the best of the deal that was struck.

'One Laptop Per Child' Becomes a Closer Reality (All Africa)
"Inspiring in many ways" said Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, describing the '$100 laptop' which was officially unveiled at a press-conference held during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Wednesday evening.

Samuel Schmid en Guillaume Tell de Tunisie (swissinfo)
Samuel Schmid lors d'une conférence de presse peu après son discours à l'ouverture du SMSI. (swissinfo) Le discours du président de la Confédération et sa censure par la télévision publique tunisienne ont frappé les esprits au pays du président Zine Ben Ali.

India's IT initiative hailed (The Hindu)
An innovative Indian initiative to harness information technology to empower every village has won wide appreciation for bringing together government, people and corporates in partnership. At the World Summit on the Information Society, which opened here on Wednesday, the International Telecommunication Union, an arm of the United Nations, formally accepted India's ``Mission 2007'' programme as part of its `Connect the World' initiative.

Maran's offer on multilingual technology (The Hindu)
Communications and Information Technology Minister Dayanidhi Maran has offered the world community Indian technology developed to address multi-language challenges.

Libération : Le MIT présente son ordinateur à 100 dollars au SMSI de Tunis (Libération)
Des chercheurs du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ont dévoilé à Tunis un ordinateur portable à 100 dollars qu'ils espèrent mettre entre les mains de millions d'écoliers à travers le monde.

Analysis: Net control debate rumbles on (BBC News England)
Internet professor Michael Geist explains why the arguments over who runs the internet are far from over.

News Analysis: Many claim victory over global Web pact (International Herald Tribune)
In the best diplomatic tradition, virtually all sides in the Internet governance debate are claiming victory after more than 100 nations agreed to leave control of core network resources under the direction of the United States.

Tunisia slated over net controls (BBC News England)
Tunisia has again come under fire for its attitude towards media freedom.

A truly worldwide web (Canada.com)
Everyone in Tunis for the World Summit on the Information Society this week will give lip service to a noble principle: communication and information should be freely available to all.

Battle for future of Internet ends with a stalemate (Taipei Times)
An expected fight over the governance of the Internet looked to have been averted on Tuesday night as a tentative deal was struck which would allow the US government to retain overall control of the medium for the foreseeable future.

Gov't control of Internet fails to gather support at Tunis summit (Kyodo News)
China, Brazil and other countries called for bringing the Internet under domestic government control but failed to gather support at a U.N.-sponsored world summit on the global information society in Tunis on Thursday, summit sources said.

Who's Running the Internet? (PCWorld)
It depends on whom you ask, say delegates to a conference on Net governance.

UN net summit diary: Day two (BBC News England)
Indian journalist Amit Jain is in Tunis for the World Summit on the Information Society and is writing about his experiences for the BBC News website. Based in Singapore, he is a correspondent for The Straits Times.

$100 laptops unveiled at UN summit (International Herald Tribune)
A U.N. technology summit was focused Thursday on bringing more communications, including Internet access, to developing countries where the cost has been too high and the technology too low-tech.

UN tech summit renews push to close digital divide (Irish Examiner)
A UN technology summit in Tunisia was set to get down to business today as it focused on giving more communications, including internet access, to countries where the cost has been too high and the technology too low-tech.

La lucha por el control de internet (ABC)
LA Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información ha fracasado. Lo demuestra el hecho de que su secretario general anunciara ayer la creación de un Foro Internacional para discutir sobre la Red, sin modificar su estatuto actual.

Online science museum honored world award (People's Daily)
An online science museum was honored the United Nations' World Summit Award (WSA) at an ongoing world summit for information society. The virtual Science Museums of China (SMC), a web-based science education project run by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Computer Network Information Center (CNIC), has gained the award in E-science category.

Web must help poor, says UN (The Courier-Mail)
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for the internet and information technology to be used to help build a better life for people in some of the world's poorest countries.

Forum to be set up on internet governance (People's Daily Online)
Negotiators agreed to set up a forum to continue discussions on Internet governance, a spokesperson of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which is being held in Tunis from Nov.

Chinese vice-premier meets Annan on digital divide, UN developments (People's Daily Online)
Chinese Vice-Premier Huang Ju met in Tunis Wednesday with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, pledging China's continued support for the UN developments and more active involvement in easing the growing digital divide between rich countries and the poor.

Eleventh-hour deal avoids split over Internet control (Times of India)
An 11th-hour deal has avoided a potentially damaging split between the United States and the rest of the world over control of the Internet after diplomats agreed to work towards enhanced international cooperation. Negotiators struck an agreement on key clauses on Internet governance for endorsement during the World Summit on the Internet Society, which began in Tunis on Wednesday.

La solidaridad digital se traduce en un fondo y un PC pensado para los pobres (El Mundo)
La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información, que se celebra en Túnez, centra sus debates en el Fondo de Solidaridad Digital, cuyo fin es permitir a los países emergentes acceder a las nuevas tecnologías de comunicación. Al hilo de esta iniciativa, se ha presentado otra que ha despertado un enorme interés: un ordenador que costará 100 dólares.

L'ordinateur à 100 dollars fait sensation au SMSI de Tunis (Canada.com)
Attendu avec engouement à la faveur d'une campagne publicitaire, un ordinateur à 100 dollars mis au point par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) a fait sensation jeudi à l'exposition ITC4all organisée en marge du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) qui se tient actuellement à Tunis.

Laptops für alle Kinder dieser Erde (Die Welt)
Prototyp des Hundred Dollar Laptop (HDL), vorgestellt in Tunis Berlin - UN-Generalsekretär nimmt das Projekt beim Wort: "Das vielleicht Wichtigste ist wahrhaftige Absicht, jedem Kind einen Laptop zu geben", sagt Kofi Annan auf dem Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft bei der Vorstellung

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"Maskerade in Tunis" - Gastgeber wirft Schatten auf UN-Gipfel (Maerkische Allgemeine)
Drinnen im Konferenzzentrum beraten etwa 150 Länder, wie sie das Internet künftig "managen" und bis in die letzte Hütte bringen wollen.

Deal reached on managing the Internet (Business Week)
A U.N. technology summit opened Wednesday after an 11th-hour agreement that leaves the United States with ultimate oversight of the main computers that direct the Internet's flow of information, commerce and dissent.

On eve of UN summit, progress made on global information, tech agreements (Dubai Photo Media)
In his opening remarks to the press on the eve of the Tunis phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), to be held from 16 to 18 November, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Yoshio Utsumi, announced that by this morning, 23,000 participants had registered with 12,000 arrivals recorded so far.

U.S. to keep control of Internet traffic (Reuters UK)
The United States will keep control of the domain-name system that guides online traffic under an agreement on Wednesday seen as a setback to efforts to internationalise one of the pillars of the Internet.

SMSI: appels pressants en faveur de la réduction de la fracture numérique (Canada.com)
Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) s'est ouvert mercredi au Palexpo du Kram (10km de Tunis) par des appels pressants en faveur de la réduction de la fracture numérique entre les pays du Nord et ceux du Sud, l'un des thèmes majeurs à l'ordre du jour, à côté de la gouvernance d'Internet.

UN vows to build digital `bridges for a better life' in poor nations (Khaleej Times)
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and mainly African and Latin American government leaders began a summit here on Wednesday to try to make the Internet and modern telecoms "bridges for a better life" in poor countries.

L'ordinateur à 100 dollars existe (Le Temps)
Il est tout petit, vert pomme et jaune stabilo, coûte 100 dollars et son prix va encore baisser! Nicholas Negroponte, responsable du Media Lab du MIT, a présenté hier, au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information, son ordinateur portable à 100 dollars.

Sommet de l'information de Tunis: appel à la solidarité numérique (AFP Francais)
Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), plus grande manifestation jamais organisée par l'Onu, a démarré mercredi à Tunis avec l'ambition de faire jouer la solidarité numérique entre pays riches et pays pauvres.

Annan: Let internet help world's poor (Aljazeera)
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for the internet and information technology to be used to help build a better life for people in some of the world's poorest countries.

World splits, US keeps Cyberia (Hindustan Times)
AN EXPECTED fight over the governance of the internet looked to have been averted on Tuesday night as a tentative deal was struck which would allow the US government to retain overall control of the medium for the foreseeable future.

The opening of the 2nd phase of the WSIS in Tunis (Aljazeera.net - Arabic)
President Ben Ali declared today the opening of the WSIS 2nd phase, which is meant to reduce the digital divide between poor and rich countries.

Internet hegemony and the digital divide (The Economist)
A squabble over who controls the internet had threatened to overshadow the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia. But a “compromise” deal was reached just before the meeting opened, under which America will retain its hegemony for the time being. This leaves delegates free to discuss bridging the digital divide between rich and poor countries.

Annan cree que la brecha digital tiene su raíz en la falta de libertades (EFE - El Mundo)
El secretario general de Naciones Unidas, Kofi Annan, afirmó en Túnez que la sociedad de la información no puede concebirse sin las libertades. En el acto inaugural de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI), ante los 17.000 participantes en la reunión, que se considera la de mayor asistencia de los organizados por la ONU, Annan se lamentó de que las nuevas tecnologías de la comunicación sigan siendo inaccesibles para millones de personas.

Acuerdo de 'Compromiso' en la cumbre de Túnez - Estados Unidos retiene el control sobre el sistema de dominios en Internet (EFE - El Mundo)
La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) se ha abierto con un compromiso entre los Estados Unidos y el resto de los países participantes sobre el gobierno de Internet, que trata de evitar una ruptura que parecía programada. Yosho Utsumi, secretario general de la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT), ha anunciado la creación de un foro internacional (html o PDF) para discutir sobre la Red, sin modificar por el momento su estatuto actual.

SMSI: appels pressants en faveur de la réduction de la fracture numérique et des libertés (Nouvel Observateur)
Le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) s'est ouvert mercredi au Palexpo du Kram (10km de Tunis) par des appels pressants en faveur de la réduction de la fracture numérique entre les pays du Nord et ceux du Sud, l'un des thèmes majeurs à l'ordre du jour, à côté de la gouvernance d'Internet.

Estados Unidos mantendrá el control de los dominios de internet (La Razon)
La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) se abrió ayer con un compromiso entre los Estados Unidos y el resto de los países participantes sobre el gobierno de Internet, evitando así una ruptura que parecía programada.

Annan fordert Internet-Zugang für alle (Nachrichten.ch)
TUNIS - UNO-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan hat zum Auftakt des Weltinformationsgipfels (WSIS) in Tunis die Staatengemeinschaft aufgerufen, allen Menschen Zugang zum Internet zu ermöglichen.

US retains control of internet - for now (Financial Times)
The US will keep control of the global internet for the foreseeable future, under a hard-fought international deal reached only hours before Wednesday's formal opening in Tunis of the World Summit on the Information Society.

Die 100-Dollar-Idee (Berliner Kurier)
Thomas H. Wendel BERLIN. Im Jahr 1994 war es, da traf der Computerwissenschaftler Nicholas Negroponte die Spitzen-Manager der Musikfirma Polygram. Negroponte warnte damals die Plattenbosse: Das Internet werde ihnen das CD-Geschäft kaputt machen.

Digital revolution 'must benefit poor' (The Australian)
AN 11th-hour deal has avoided a potentially damaging split between the United States and the rest of the world over control of the internet after diplomats agreed to work towards enhanced international cooperation.

Swiss president censored by Tunisia (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Swiss President Samuel Schmid has been censored by Tunisian television for harshly criticising states that muzzle civil liberties. Schmid's comments at the opening of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis drew lengthy applause from delegates who were his only audience.

Deal reached on managing Internet (Globeamdmail.com)
A summit focusing on narrowing the digital divide between rich and poor residents and countries opened Wednesday with an agreement of sorts on who will maintain ultimate oversight of the Internet and the flow of information, commerce and dissent.

Annan calls for digital bridges (BBC News World Edition)
The UN secretary general has called on the world to do more to narrow the technology gap between rich and poor.

España ocupa el puesto 29 en el ránking mundial de inclusión digital (La Vanguardia)
España ocupa el puesto número veintinueve en el ránking mundial de inclusión digital, un concepto que engloba diversos factores como las tasa de penetración de la telefonía fija y móvil, el número de usuarios de Internet, o el grado de desarrollo de la banda ancha.

Tunesien: Wer regiert im Netz? (Radio Vatikan)
In Tunis hat heute der Weltgipfel über die Informationsgesellschaft begonnen. Dabei soll über die Kontrolle des Internet beraten werden. Der Vatikan hat zu den Gesprächen eine Delegation unter Führung von US-Erzbischof John Foley geschickt, der den Päpstlichen Medienrat leitet.

Libération : Washington garde le contrôle sur la gestion de l'internet (Libération)
Les Etats-Unis vont garder le contrôle de la gestion des noms de domaine internet via l'ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), aux termes d'un accord conclu mercredi à Tunis lors du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI).

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Scharfe Töne von Bundespräsident Schmid am Weltinformationsgipfel. Am Weltinformationsgipfel in Tunis hat der Schweizer Bundespräsident Samuel Schmid auf die Bedeutung des freien Zugangs zur Informationsgesellschaft hingewiesen.

WSIS: Das Recht zu kommunizieren statt des Rechts zu regieren (C't - magazin für computertechnik)
Das alte Prinzip der nationalen Souveränität funktioniert nicht im Internet, meinte der Generalsekretär der International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Yoshio Utsumi.

Agreement allows U.S. to control Web names (International Herald Tribune)
Representatives from the United States and from nations that had sought to break up U.S. control over the Internet have agreed to leave the supervision of domain names and other technical resources unchanged, taking instead an evolutionary approach to Internet management.

Tunis talks find internet compromise (Times Online)
The United States looks set to continue managing the system for assigning internet addresses after an eleventh-hour deal averted a potential split between America and the rest of the world over the future governance of the web.

Global Internet meeting to endorse U.S. governance of Internet (Kyodo News)
A draft communique for a U.N.-sponsored meeting on the information society indicates participants in the conference would leave the United States to continue its governance of the Internet for the immediate future, conference sources said Wednesday.

USA bleiben Wächter über das Internet (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Uno-Weltinformationsgipfel in Tunis Wer in Zukunft das Internet regiert, ist das zentrale Thema am zweiten Uno-Weltgipfel über die Informationsgesellschaft, der heute in Tunis begonnen hat.

US to keep control of Internet traffic system (ABC News)
The United States will keep control of the domain-name system that guides online traffic under an agreement on Wednesday seen as a setback to efforts to internationalize one of the pillars of the Internet.

Estados Unidos logra mantener el control de Internet (La Vanguardia)
La cumbre de Túnez se abre con el compromiso de crear un foro internacional para discutir las cuestiones sobre la Red sin modificar su estatuto actual, en manos de EE.UU.

Annan: Internet-Verwaltung durch US-Stiftung sinnvoll (Die Welt)
Der UN-Generalsekretär fordert auf dem IT-Weltgipfel in Tunis aber Verhandlungen über eine neue Internet-Regierung. Die Uno hält Annan für ungeeignet als Dachorganisation. Im Streit zwischen der USA-Regierung und anderen Staaten um die Kontrolle des Internets hat UN-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan weitere Verhandlungen gefordert.

Row over American control of the net avoided (Gulf News)
A potentially damaging rift over American control of the Internet was averted hours before a key summit aimed at helping poor countries embrace the net began.

Information Highway Blocked by Rural Poverty, Underdevelopment (Inter Press Service)
The proliferation of cybercafés in Bolivia's largest cities, offering Internet access at relatively modest rates, contrasts sharply with the slow advance of this technology in rural areas, which depends on sporadic initiatives headed up by the private sector or civil society.

Un premier compromis sur la gestion d'internet (Nouvel Observateur)
170 pays réunis au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information vont débattre jusqu'à vendredi de la réduction de la fracture numérique Nord-Sud et du contrôle de l'internet. Les négociateurs sont parvenus mardi soir à un accord prévoyant la création d'un forum international chargé de la gouvernance de la toile.

Kompromiss im Streit über Internet-Herrschaft (Tages Anzeiger)
Bewacht: Das Tagungszentrum ausserhalb von Tunis. Mit einer Teileinigung über die Kontrolle der Internet-Namen hat der Uno-Gipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft in Tunesien begonnen.

UN Summit to Serve the People? (Inter Press Service)
Now that the world's powers have agreed to stop squabbling over control of the Internet (for now), will the more than 10,000 people here for this week's United Nations forum focus on creating an information society for all people? That is the goal of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), part two of which is taking place in the capital of this North African nation until Friday.

UN vows to build digital 'bridges for a better life' in poor nations (Lycos News - UK)
The Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan gives a speech during the inaugural session of the World Summit on the Internet Society (WSIS) at the Kram Palexo in Tunis.

Analysis: More talk on net's future (BBC News Business Edition)
After two years of sometimes acrimonious global debate, representatives from more than 100 nations finally came to an agreement on the future of internet governance late on Tuesday night in Tunis.

World summit on info society kicks off in Tunis (Xinhua News)
A UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) aimed at bridging the digital divide between rich and poor nations kicked off here on Wednesday.

UN net summit diary: Day one (BBC News Business Edition)
Indian journalist Amit Jain is in Tunis for the World Summit on the Information Society and is writing about his experiences for the BBC News website. Based in Singapore, he is a correspondent for The Straits Times.

Shirin Ebadi propose un comité international contre la censure (Nouvel Observateur)
Le prix Nobel de la Paix déclare qu'il n'est pas "possible de croire en des valeurs universelles et de maintenir une partie du monde dans la misère de l'information". Le prix Nobel de la Paix Shirin Ebadi, représentante de la société civile au Sommet mondial de la société de l'information (SMSI), a dénoncé mercredi 16 novembre à Tunis la censure sur internet et la répression des cyberdissidents dans plusieurs pays. "

FT Briefing: Internet governance (Financial Times)
The debate over internet governance dates back to the very early days of the network. First developed in 1969 by the US military, the internet was designed to withstand attack through its distributed design if part of the network was destroyed, the remainder would continue to function.

Internet governance remains in US hands (Financial Times)
Internet governance will remain predominantly under US control for at least five years, after a vote at a UN conference in Tunisia. The second summit of the UN-endorsed World Summit of the Information Society, which is under way in Tunis, agreed late Tuesday night to a deal that will see the status quo continue largely unchanged.

«Renoncer à se rendre à Tunis: une mauvaise réponse à la question des droits de l'homme» (Le Temps)
Avant de partir pour Tunis, Moritz Leuenberger explicite pour «Le Temps» la position suisse. Pour le conseiller fédéral en charge de la communication, toutes les questions doivent êtres mises sur la table. Y compris celles qui fâchent.

"Wichtige Anstöße, aber keine Lösungen" (tagesschau.de)
Die USA gegen den Rest der Welt in Sachen Internet-Verwaltung: Fast könnte man meinen, dies sei das einzige Thema des Weltinformationsgipfels. Nein, sagt Olga Drossou von der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Im Interview mit tagesschau.de erklärt sie, warum der Mammut-Gipfel trotzdem wichtig ist und was versäumt wurde.

Be wary of Internet 'governance' (USA today)
In the North African capital city of Tunis, a world summit will convene today to discuss, and perhaps shape, the future of the Internet. Since the Internet has grown fabulously without much shaping in the past, you have every reason to worry about this meeting, formally titled the World Summit on the Information Society.

La Tunisie accueille le SMSI sous un visage autoritaire (Le Temps)
Obnibulée par la sécurité, elle tient en otage le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information. Et commet une erreur.

Yoshio UTSUMI : Un engagement à édifier la société de l’information (La Presse)
La révolution numérique des Technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) a bouleversé notre manière de fonctionner et d’interagir, et continuera de jouer un rôle important en façonnant l’avenir de la planète.

Le contrôle de l'Internet au menu du SMSI (Libération)
Les pays participants espèrent voir la fin de l'hégémonie américaine sur le Web. La réunion de Genève s'était conclue sans qu'aucune réponse concrète ne soit apportée aux deux enjeux phares du SMSI : l'élargissement de la gouvernance de l'Internet, toujours aux mains des seuls Américains, et les engagements des pays riches pour combler la fracture numérique.

L'Onu demande à Tunis de respecter la liberté d'expression à la veille du SMSI (Tageblatt)
Les Nations unies ont demandé mardi à la Tunisie de respecter la liberté d'expression, après des incidents concernant des journalistes étrangers et des militants associatifs à Tunis à la veille de l'ouverture du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI).

The Arab World is fleeing the marginalization of the telecommunication revolution (Al Jazirah - Arabic).
The last decade witnessed a constant flux of changes that invaded all traditional borders - geographical and cultural.

Washington wants to keep its role as Internet police during WSIS (Aljazeera.net - Arabic)
Today is the opening ceremony of WSIS in Tunis. The summit is meant to find a way to get rid of the digital divide between rich and poor countries and to discuss Internet governance.

Internet: EE.UU. sigue al mando (BBC)
En la guerra por el control de internet, Estados Unidos ganó la batalla...por ahora. Los delegados acordaron que ICANN, con sede en California, seguirá al mando. Tras una sesión maratónica horas antes de la cumbre mundial sobre internet, que comenzó este miércoles en Túnez, delegados de más de 170 países acordaron que no se introduzcan cambios en el gobierno de la red.

The second phase of the WSIS in Tunisia (Elakhbar - Arabic)
A foreign company is establishing a third sector center in Egypt. President Ben Ali, Kofi Annan, UN Secreatary General and Yoshio Utsumi, Secreatary General of the International Telecommunication Union are inaugurating the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society.

Shalom's 'night in Tunisia' a joyful homecoming. ; Foreign Minister is accorded VIP status by authorities (Jerusalem Post)
He read Hebrew books with five-year-old yeshiva boys, clapped his hands to folkloric music, and ate lamb and couscous with the head rabbi. For the Jews of Djerba, the visit Tuesday of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom was the event of a lifetime.

The United Nations and the World Wide Web; 'To defend the internet is to defend freedom itself' (Daily Star)
The main object of the World Summit on the Information Society, to be held in Tunis, is to ensure that poor countries get the full benefit that new information and communication technologies including the Internet can bring to economic and social development. But as the meeting draws nearer there is a growing chorus of misinformation about it.

Tug of war for Internet goes global (Oxford Press)
Who in the world should control the World Wide Web? Since 1998, the basic plumbing of the Internet — administration of domain names, management of root servers and other duties — has been managed by an obscure California agency that reports to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Internet battle ends in stalemate (The Guardian)
An expected fight over the governance of the internet looked to have been averted last night as a tentative deal was struck which would allow the US government to retain overall control of the medium for the foreseeable future.

Wer regiert das Internet? (Salzburger Nachrichten)
Widerstand regt sich gegen die beherrschende Rolle der USA bei der Aufsicht über das weltweite Netz. Bei einem Gipfel in Tunesien wird über neue Lösungen diskutiert. Dass es so etwas wie eine "Welt-Regierung" des Internet gibt, ist den meisten Nutzern unbekannt.

Wer darf der Herr des Netzes sein? (taz)
Bisher kontrollieren die USA das Internet. Schwellen- und EU-Länder streben jetzt auf dem Informationsgipfel in Tunis eine neue Regelung an. Eigentlich könnte es so schön sein: das Internet revolutioniert unseren Alltag, ist weltweit verfügbar und lässt den Traum vom "globalen Dorf" Wirklichkeit werden.

Der UN-Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft (taz)
17.000 Teilnehmer aus 175 Ländern beraten bis Freitag in Tunis Grundfragen der globalen Informationsgesellschaft. Mit dabei sind auch 50 Regierungschefs und Vertreter aus der Wirtschaft und von Nichtregierungsorganisationen. In jahrelangen Vorbereitungen des Cyber-Weltgipfels wurde nach Wegen gesucht, wie Entwicklungsländer an der IT-Revolution teilhaben können.

La comunidad internacional debate quién debe controlar la red (ABC)
La ONU apuesta por un cambio hacia un modelo multilateral que reparta las responsabilidades del gobierno de internet, frente al control que ahora ejerce EE.UU. La comunidad internacional discute a partir de hoy en Túnez quién debe gobernar internet, una herramienta de información y conocimiento que se ha convertido en motor de crecimiento y que ahora está bajo el estricto control de los Estados Unidos.

Internet : les causes profondes de la fronde anti-américaine (Les Echos)
Qui doit superviser le Net ? Pour le gouvernement américain, il n'y a pas matière à débat, ce sont les Etats-Unis. Une manière de voir contestée par le reste de la planète.

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Negotiators water down UN text on Internet governance; U.S. to stay in charge (Canada.com)
Negotiators from more than 100 countries agreed late Tuesday to leave the United States in charge of the Internet's addressing system, averting a U.S.-EU showdown at this week's UN technology summit.

Utsumi cree todavía posible un acuerdo sobre gobierno Internet (EFE)
El secretario general de la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT), Yoshu Utsumi, declaró hoy en rueda de prensa que todavía existe la posibilidad de llegar a un acuerdo sobre el control internacional de internet. "Personalmente soy optimista sobre la posibilidad de ese acuerdo, porque los países presentes en la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) entienden que deben participar en pie de igualdad en el control de la red", manifestó.

States ready for equal footing in Internet governance: official (Yahoo News / AFP)
States taking part in talks on US control of the Internet ahead of a keynote United Nations communications summit are ready to recognize the need for government cooperation on "an equal footing," a senior telecoms official said.

The UN calls on Tunisia to investigate in the mistreatment of journalists (Aljazeera.net - Arabic)
A day before the opening ceremony of WSIS, the UN said the Tunisian investigation on the mistreatment of a French journalist to become an example and a sign from the Tunisian authorities to the world.

Two-part info summit faces united opposition (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Tunisia is getting ready to host the second part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The first part took place in Switzerland in 2003.

Fight over future of Internet focuses on Tunis negotiations (Taipei Times)
The World Summit on the Information Society starting tomorrow is heading for a showdown over governance of the Internet, amid attempts to shift the balance of power away from the US.

L'internet menacé d'éclatement faute d'accord à Tunis (Boursorama)
Le différend entre les Etats-Unis et le reste du monde à propos du contrôle de l'internet risque de provoquer une déchirure de la toile, qui perdrait son caractère universel pour devenir un assemblage de réseaux continentaux, redoutaient mardi des experts au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI).

Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft in Tunis (Wiener Zeitung)
Unter dem Patronat von UN-General-sekretär Kofi Annan wurde der zweite Teil des Weltgipfels zur Informationsgesellschaft (WSIS) von der Internationalen Telekom-Union (ITU) vorbereitet.

El proyecto de portátiles a 100 dólares para el Tercer Mundo recala en la ONU (La Vanguardia)
Kofi Annan se reunirá con Nicholas Negroponte, impulsor del plan, durante la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información

Govts head for showdown over control of Internet (Khaleej Times)
The World Summit on the Information Society starting yesterday is heading for a showdown over governance of the Internet, amid attempts to shift the balance of power away from the United States.

Verhärtete Fronten im ICANN-Disput (ORF ON Futurezone)
Die USA wollen ihre Kontrolle über die ICANN nicht abgeben und fordern die Europäische Union zur Kompromissbereitschaft auf. Dienstag, 15.11.05 In einem Brief forderten US-Außenministerin Condoleezza Rice und US-Handelsminister Carlos Gutierrez die derzeitige britische EU-Ratspräsidentschaft auf, ihren Vorschlag zu einer alternativen Internet-Verwaltung zurückzuziehen, berichtet die Nachrichtenagentur AFP.

Internet 'could break up' (News24)
Related Articles Internet showdown looming Internet 'holds the future' Web's best moments revealed Microsoft tackles web services Tunis - A tense dispute over United States control of the internet in the run-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) could eventually lead to the break-up of the global network and hamper seamless browsing, officials warned on Monday.

Bracing Up for Information Society (All Africa)
Brenda Yufeh United Nations press club in Yaounde recently organised a meeting to share ideas on the on-coming World Summit on Information Society. Ahead of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), to be held from 16-18 November in Tunis, the United Nations Information Centre in Yaounde last Thursday, November 10, organised a UN press Club "rencontre" during which participants share information on WSIS.

Internet ist das neue Schlachtfeld im Kampf gegen "US-Hegemonie" (Der Standard)
"Weltgipfel der Informationsgesellschaft": Wie können weniger entwickelte Länder vom Internet profitieren? Links Weltgipfel der Informations- gesellschaft Icann Zwar soll sich der "Weltgipfel der Informationsgesellschaft" in Tunis auch so wichtigen Fragen widmen, wie weniger entwickelte Länder vom Internet profitieren können.

Focus on Internet flexibility (The Telegraph India)
India will support flexibility and transparency in Internet governance at the second phase of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) scheduled to start on Wednesday at Tunis, Tunisia.

La société de l'information, une chance pour les pays émergents (Les Echos)
La seconde phase du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) s'ouvre demain en Tunisie.

Les Etats-Unis déterminés à conserver la clé de l'internet (Tageblatt)
Les Etats-Unis restaient déterminés lundi à empêcher une internationalisation du contrôle de l'internet, dont ils détiennent actuellement la clé, compliquant la recherche d'un compromis à Tunis où s'ouvre mercredi le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI).

Edification de la société du savoir (La Presse)
L’adhésion aux TIC, un point cardinal de l’approche tunisienne. Mise en place d’une infrastructure moderne de communication, rapprochement des outils de la société de l’information et diffusion à grande échelle de la culture numérique

The $100 Laptop Moves Closer to Reality (Wall Street Journal online)
A novel plan to develop a $100 laptop computer for distribution to millions of schoolchildren in developing countries has caught the interest of governments and the attention of computer-industry heavyweights. First announced in January by Nicholas Negroponte, the founding chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, the initiative appears to be gaining steam.

Contrôle d'Internet: la planète se déchire (Le Temps)
La seconde phase du Sommet sur la société de l'information, après Genève, s'ouvre demain à Tunis. Au centre des débats: le lien étroit entre les Etats-Unis et l'organisme de gestion d'Internet. En cas d'échec des négociations, le Net pourrait aller vers un éclatement en plusieurs réseaux.

Verhärtete Fronten im ICANN-Disput (ORF futurezone)
Die USA wollen ihre Kontrolle über die Internet-Verwaltung ICANN nicht abgeben und fordern die EU zur Kompromissbereitschaft auf. In einem Brief forderten US-Außenministerin Condoleezza Rice und US-Handelsminister Carlos Gutierrez die derzeitige britische EU-Ratspräsidentschaft auf, ihren Vorschlag zu einer alternativen Internet-Verwaltung zurückzuziehen, berichtet die Nachrichtenagentur AFP.

World vs. U.S. for Web Control (CIO)
Debate during a United Nations conference this month will highlight a growing rift between the United States and the rest of the world over Internet governance that could result in changes to how the World Wide Web can be used.

Annan betont gegenüber Tunesien Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit (Der Standard)
Vor Beginn des Weltinformationsgipfels hat UN-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan gegenüber dem Gastgeberland Tunesien die Bedeutung der Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit herausgestellt. Annan habe am Montag bei einem Gespräch mit dem tunesischen Präsidenten Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dargelegt, welchen Wert er diesen Rechten und dem freien Zugang zu Informationen beimesse, sagte eine UN-Sprecherin am Dienstag in Genf.

Govern 'Net globally (USA today)
The Internet is a worldwide resource, and governance needs to be international. Today, the United States oversees the Internet because of historic reasons. Internet governance is one of the key issues to be discussed at the U.N. World Summit on the Information Society, which starts Wednesday in Tunisia, and debate will be contentious.

What about the participation of the Civil Society and the Private Sector? (Assabah - Arabic)
The closing of the WSIS PrepCom will take place today in El Kram Palexpo with the participation of hundreds of representatives of the civil society. The private sector and governments. Yesterday, European and international delegations came to El Kram Palexpo. Lots of languages were used in the plenary and the working groups.

The political significance of the World Summit on the Information Society (Assabah - Arabic)
Tunisia is hosting for the first time a World Summit. Its objective is ”a common information society with the human being as its objective and development as its way, a society in which each person can create information and knowledge, have access to it, use it and share it. The major goal is to make it possible for every person and all societies and peoples to improve their sustainable economy and improve their lives”.

U.N. control of Internet? An idea for the 'delete' file (USA today)
Jon Postel, a Californian with pony tail and flowing beard, was once called the closest thing the Internet has had to a god. Indeed. From the late 1960s, when the Internet began to evolve from webs of military computers, until his death in 1998, Postel guided the technical body that laid structures and assigned names allowing computers to communicate.

War over internet control to dominate web summit (New Scientist)
A United Nations summit will open in Tunisia on Wednesday with the aim of improving access to technology in poor countries. But the run-up to the World Summit for the Information Society has been dominated by a battle over control of the internet, which has pitted the US against most of the 170 other nations involved, including European Union countries.

US 'determined' to control net (Sydney Morning Herald)
A tense dispute over US control of the internet in the run-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) could eventually lead to the break-up of the global network, officials warned Monday.

Tunisia chided over Web censorship (International Herald Tribune)
The hundreds of Tunisian flags waving across the capital city are like so many miniature red carpets unfurled in welcome for the 10,000 or so people, including scores of heads of state, who have come here to talk about the Internet this week.

Clima teso al vertice di Tunisi (swissinfo)
Il vertice Onu si tiene in un angolo di terra tagliato fuori dal resto della Tunisia (Keystone) In concomitanza con l'apertura del vertice Onu sulla società dell'informazione, il regime del presidente Ben Ali continua a limitare la libertà d'espressione.

Negotiators Change Internet Governance Text (The Daily Dispatch)
Negotiators seeking to avert a U.S.-EU showdown at this week's U.N. summit on the information society watered down language on the Internet's governance in talks Tuesday.

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SMSI: un sommet sous haute surveillance (Canada.com)
"Don't worry" (n'ayez crainte): telle est la réplique lancée par le président du comité d'organisation du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (COSMSI), Habib Ammar, à un haut fonctionnaire onusien qui l'interpellait sur la situation en Tunisie au lendemain des attentats terroristes d'Al-Qaïda à Amman, et sur les préparatifs engagés par les autorités tunisiennes en vue du sommet qui s'ouvre mercredi.

Internet ou l'exigence de la liberté (LeTemps)
Est-il raisonnable de laisser aux seuls Etats-Unis le pouvoir de réguler Internet? Cette question sera l'un des sujets majeurs qui seront abordés à Tunis, lors du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI).

Kampf um die Kontrolle des Internets (Frankfurter Rundschau)
Der Wunsch war rein und löblich: 2001 beschloss die UN die Einberufung einer Gipfelkonferenz, auf der sich die Staaten verpflichten sollten, alle Menschen am Nutzen der weltweiten Verbreitung von Informationen zu beteiligen und den "digitalen Graben" zwischen der nördlichen und der südlichen Erdhälfte zuzuschütten.

W.W.W. gleich U.S.A.? (Frankfurter Rundschau)
EU-Kommission kritisiert US-Dominanz bei Internet-Aufsicht / Annäherung beim Weltinformationsgipfel in Tunis unwahrscheinlich Hamburg (ap). Vor dem Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft in Tunis hat die EU-Kommission die Dominanz der USA bei der Internet-Aufsicht kritisiert.

Negropontes 100-Dollar-Laptop (Der Standard)
Laptops für die Armen - Tech-Guru und UN-Generalsekretär wollen Vision realisieren Will bald einen Laptop für die Armen, wenn auch nicht die Ärmsten haben: Tech-Guru Nicholas Negroponte.

Machtkampf ums Internet (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Eigentlich gilt das Datennetz als demokratisch und unkontrollierbar. Das stimmt so nicht. Am Schalthebel der Macht sitzen die USA. Von Patrick Illinger Im Prinzip hat das Internet keinen Chef.

UN summit to debate internet control (Aljazeera)
The United States is heading for a showdown with much of the rest of the world over control of the internet, but few expect a consensus to emerge from a UN summit in Tunisia this week.

Bataille autour du contrôle de l'Internet (Le Figaro)
LES ÉTATS-UNIS sont-ils sur le point de perdre le contrôle de l'Internet ? A la veille du sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) de Tunis, organisé par l'ONU, le débat ressurgit une fois encore.

Qui doit contrôler internet ? (LCI)
Depuis 1998, l'internet est contrôlé par un organisme américain, l'Icann. Certains, en particulier les Européens, aimeraient que cette fonction soit jouée par un organisme international. Ce débat sera au coeur du prochain Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information, qui s'ouvre mercredi à Tunis.

Pas d'accord en vue sur le contrôle de l'internet au SMSI (Reuters - Les actualités en français / Libération )
Les Etats-Unis se dirigent vers une confrontation avec la majeure partie du reste du monde sur la question du contrôle de l'internet et un consensus semble peu probable au sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) qui s'ouvre mercredi à Tunis.

Tunisia is taking tough safety measures before the summit (Aljazeera.net - Arabic)
Tunisia is taking preventive safety measures and renforced the state of alert before the beginning of the summit, which will be held next Wednesday in Tunisia.

The newspaper gives you a look inside the halls of WSIS (Assabah - Arabic)
The public can have access to El Kram Palexpo on November the 19th. Tomorrow starts the WSIS in which participate more than 11.000 people from all over the world. This is how Elkram Palexpo is prepared to host the most important international event in Tunisia. The Tunisian authority has been preparing El Kram Palexpo during the previous months.

Washington endeavors during Tunis summit to keep Internet governance (Aljazeera.net - Arabic )
In a hopeless atmosphere to find a solution, the US is about to close the issue of Internet governance between it and the other countries during the 2nd phase of the WSIS in Tunis which starts the next Wednesday.

Gegen die digitale Spaltung (Tagesspiegel)
Der Weltinformationsgipfel will die Dritte Welt ins Internet bringen Von Kurt Sagatz Seit Wochen tobt nun schon der Streit zwischen den USA auf der einen Seite und den Vereinten Nationen, der Europäischen Union und Staaten wie China und Iran auf der anderen um die Vorherrschaft im Internet.

EE. UU. se enfrenta al mundo por el control de Internet (El Norte de Castilla)
La Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI), que se celebrará del 16 al 18 de noviembre en Túnez, estará dominada por la polémica sobre el control de internet ejercido por Estados Unidos y las amenazas de algunos países de crear un organismo propio de gestión del sistema. A la conferencia asistirán el secretario general de la ONU, Kofi Annan, jefes de Estado y más de 11.000 participantes.

No resolution on Net control seen at tech summit (Reuters)
The United States is headed for a showdown with much of the rest of the world over control of the Internet but few expect a consensus to emerge from a U.N. summit in Tunisia this week.

UN summit to focus on Internet governance (Xinhua)
The upcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in the Tunisian capital this week will deliberate on major issues like who should govern the Internet. The Nov 16-18 UN-sponsored WSIS in Tunis will be attended by over 11,000 participants, including heads of state and government, business leaders and technology experts.

Tug of war over Net takes center stage (International Herald Tribune)
When Libya lost the use of its Internet domain ".ly" for five days last year, it needed help from a California agency that reports to the U.S. Commerce Department. Anyone looking to do business with an .ly Web site or e-mail an .ly address was likely met with a "file not found" or "no such person" message. For anyone on the Internet, Libya was just not there.

Net control key issue at summit (CNN International)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States is headed for a showdown with much of the rest of the world over control of the Internet but few expect a consensus to emerge from a U.N. summit in Tunisia this week.

La société de l'information - le meilleur ou le pire (Inter Press Service)
Les 80 pour cent de l'humanité sont privés d'information, donc coupés du monde. Cette fracture est dangereuse pour la cohésion planétaire.

Keine Lösung im Streit über Internet-Kontrolle in Sicht (Reuters Deutschland)
Kurz vor Beginn einer UN-Konferenz zur Informationsgesellschaft ist keine Lösung in dem seit Jahren schwelenden Konflikt über die Kontrolle des Internets in Sicht.

Wie die USA die Weltherrschaft im Web verteidigen (Spiegel)
Von der Öffentlichkeit weithin unbemerkt eskaliert der Kampf um die Kontrolle des nur vermeintlich anarchischen Internet. Die Fronten sind eindeutig: die USA gegen den Rest der Welt.

U.N. to hold Internet administration meeting in Tunisia this week (Kyodo News)
Cabinet ministers and delegates from U.N. member states will gather in Tunis on Wednesday for a three-day meeting to discuss how the global Internet system should be administered.

The US role in running the net (BBC News Technology Edition)
Professor Derrick Cogburn of Syracuse University explains why the US has to accept change in how the internet is run.

The Internet: a case of `founders keepers? (The Hindu)
The second World Summit on the Information Society that opens in Tunis on November 16 will see a renewed effort by developing nations, with U.N. backing, to transfer `control' of the Internet from the U.

Le contrôle d'Internet, pomme de discorde du Sommet de l'information (La Libre)
Faute d'accord à Tunis, certains pays ou régions du monde pourraient être tentés de créer leur propre réseau concurrent.

Tunisia launches tight security measures ahead of info summit (Itar-Tass News Agency)
Tunisian authorities have launched tight security measures ahead of the World Summit on the Information Society /WSIS/, which will be held in the "Le Kram" exhibition hall in the outskirts of the Tunisian capital on November 16-18.

Wem gehört das Wissen der Welt? (Tagblatt St.Gallen)
Wer kontrolliert das Internet? Wer hat Zugang zum Cyberspace? Wer bestimmt die Regeln? Solch brisante Fragen stehen beim UNO-Weltgipfel über die Informationsgesellschaft zur Debatte, der vom 16.

Tunisia under fire over UN summit (BBC News World Edition)
This week, the North African nation of Tunisia hosts a UN summit on the internet. One big item on the agenda will be how to ensure freedom of expression online. But Tunisia's own record of censorship has led some critics to question its suitability to host such an event.

SMSI: plaidoyer en faveur des droits des enfants (Canada.com)
A trois jours de l'ouverture du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) à Tunis, plusieurs personnalités ont plaidé dimanche pour une contribution des nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication à la protection et au renforcement des droits des enfants dans le monde.

domingo, 13 noviembre 2005
Die Macht über den Mausklick (Tagesspiegel)
Um die Kontrolle des Internets tobt Streit, schlichten soll ihn nun ein UN-Gipfel Von Kurt Sagatz Wer regiert das Internet? Ist das globale Informationsmedium nicht so organisiert, dass es sich quasi ohne menschliches Zutun selbst verwaltet? Angeblich soll es ja sogar nach einer Atombomben-Explosion noch funktionieren.

Swiss want WSIS success pushed in Tunis (swissinfo)
Marc Furrer, president of the Federal Communications Commission and head of the Swiss WSIS delegation (Keystone) One of Switzerland's leading figures at the World Summit on the Information Society, Marc Furrer, tells swissinfo about his expectations for the next meeting.

World wants more say in control of World Wide Web (USA today)
The Bush administration and the U.S. tech industry are teaming to take on the rest of the world in a fight about who controls the technical underpinnings of the Internet. Right now, a U.S.-based group does. But countries from Chile to China think they should have more say.

Washington aimerait échapper au débat sur l'ICANN au SMSI (Reuters)
Washington doit s'attendre à une confrontation avec de nombreux pays quant à son influence sur internet et sur l'organe chargé de sa gouvernance, l'ICANN, lors du sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), qui s'ouvre mercredi en Tunisie.

Control the Internet? A Futile Pursuit, Some Say (NYT)
Working with Pentagon funds in the 1960's and 1970's, a small group of designers created a pioneering research network called the Arpanet and a software framework that could let an unlimited number of computers exchange data. Their creation, which came to be known as the Internet, was decentralized in nature, with its maintenance and administration left mostly to academia and the private sector in the United States. Government intervention was limited.

Other nations want control of Internet (Wisconsin State Journal)
On the global Internet these days, the United States is less trusted and more alone. The worldwide network was born on U.S. shores, but that matters little to the growing number of nations now demanding shared control.

Information summit looks at control of the Internet (Taipeh Times)
On the global Internet these days, the US is less trusted and more alone. The worldwide network was born on US shores, but that matters little to the growing number of nations now demanding shared control. An escalating feud over Internet governance is threatening to transform a UN summit in Tunisia next week into an acrimonious showdown between the US and challengers including the EU.

"Internet-Regierung" auf dem Prüfstand (ORF ON Futurezone)
Wenn vom 16. bis 18. November in Tunis der zweite Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft tagt, geht es vor allem um die Rolle der USA bei der Kontrolle der "Internet-Regierung" ICANN.

El control de Internet, en disputa (El Universal / Mexico)
El control de internet, un elemento clave de la economía mundial y, a la vez, una poderosa herramienta de comunicación global, será el tema dominante de la segunda fase de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI o WSIS, por sus siglas en inglés), que inicia el 16 de noviembre en Túnez.

La cumbre de Internet (El Pais)
La diplomacia trabaja frenéticamente para llegar con acuerdos pactados a la segunda Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información, que la ONU convoca en Túnez esta próxima semana.

Discutirán reducción de la brecha digital (EFE / La Prensa)
La comunidad internacional vuelve a reunirse en la Cumbre de la Sociedad de la Información con el ambicioso deseo de llenar el vacío de la fractura digital entre países ricos y pobres y lograr un acuerdo sobre un nuevo modelo de gobierno de internet.

Poor country IT fund battles for support at summit (AFP / News Inq7)
An innovative fund that poor countries have endorsed to help them harness the IT revolution is urging more wealthy public and corporate donors to join the venture at an international summit in Tunisia this week. Organizers of the three month-old Digital Solidarity Fund, which has attracted a lukewarm reaction from rich governments, said they would present their first full project at the World Summit for the Information Society in Tunis on Wednesday.

Vicecanciller asistirá a Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información (Diario Co Latino)
El Viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Eduardo Cálix, viajará el lunes en representación de El Salvador, a la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información a realizarse en Túnez, del 16 al 18 de noviembre de 2005.

La Tunisie, un pays bien connecté (AFP / Yahoo News)
La Tunisie, qui accueille du 16 au 18 novembre le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), est l'un des pays arabes et africains les mieux connecté à l'internet, depuis 1991.

WSIS - Conference about the various aspects of the Information Society (Essahafa - Arabic)
Tunisia is witnessing preparations to host the World Summit on the Information Society, which will be convened from 16. to 18.November, in El Kram Palexpo. A cultural related Tunisian institution hosted a conference in which it defined the objectives of this summit together with the civil society and different associations.

Coming from Kuwait, Kofi Annan is visiting Tunisia to attend WSIS ( Alarab Online - Arabic)
A spokeswoman of the United Nations declared that UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan left Kuwait on Sunday after talks with Kuwaiti officials about Iraqi and Syrian cases.

¿De quién es Internet? (El Tiempo / Terra)
Bien puede el 2006 ser el año de la guerra por Internet. La red de redes, creación de punta del capitalismo, es, paradójicamente, su antítesis, pues no es propiedad privada de nadie. Pero su administración es ya objeto de un enconado debate mundial.

sábado, 12 noviembre 2005
Tunisia prepares to host the WSIS summit under high level security (Al Jazirah Newspaper - Arabic)
The Tunisian minister of foreign affairs said to Al Jazirah: the summit is eager to build a new information society to reduce the digital divide. Tunisia is preparing to host the WSIS summit, which is going to take place from the 16th to the 18th of November, to discuss issues like the information technologies, the Internet governance and enhance human solidarity.

Expectación en Túnez ante Cumbre Mundial (Prensa Latina)
Las delegaciones oficiales ultiman hoy aquí sus posiciones de cara a las reuniones preparatorias de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI), a inaugurarse el miércoles próximo.

Low international representation in the WSIS and Tunisia refusing to allow a counter summit (Daralhayat - Arabic)
The list of heads of states, who accepted the invitation to the WSIS summit, is marked by mass absence to the EU heads of states and of the G8. This was considered as a reflection of the political tensions between Tunisia and both the US and the EU caused by the debate on Human Rights.

Internet Governance threatens the relationship between the US, the EU and China (Asharqalawsat - Arabic)
Experts believe that the issues concerning the Internet will soon become part of the forces that shape international relations.

PluggedIn: Showdown looms over U.S. Internet control (Reuters UK)
The United States is headed for a showdown with much of the rest of the world over control of the Internet. Countries like China, Brazil and Iran don't like the fact that the world's only superpower oversees the system that guides traffic across the global computer network, and have pushed for an international body to take over that role.

Focus on funding development of ICT infrastucture at WSIS (The Daily Star)
SPEAKERS at a press conference on Wednesday urged the Bangladesh delegation to the upcoming World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) to take strong stance for narrowing the gap of information technology between the developed and least developed countries.

Les autorités tunisiennes nient avoir interdit à Robert Ménard l'accès au SMSI (AP / Boursorama)
Les autorités tunisiennes ont réfuté vendredi les allégations de Reporters sans frontières (RSF) selon lesquelles elles auraient interdit à son secrétaire général, Robert Ménard, l'accès au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) qui doit avoir lieu du 16 au 18 novembre à Tunis.

Last-minute negotiations aim to save summit (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Unresolved squabbling at the final preparatory meeting in Geneva before the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has forced two sets of extra talks.

U.S. Fights to Remain the Ultimate Webmaster (Inter Press Service)
International efforts to break down the digital barriers facing the world's poor will backfire if governments fail to work out their differences on the issue of internet governance, diplomatic observers here say.

La Cumbre de Bilbao traslada a la de Túnez 10 compromisos contra la brecha digital (El Mundo)
La Cumbre celebrada en Bilbao contra la Brecha Digital concluyó con la aprobación de una declaración que establece 10 compromisos de las autoridades locales y regionales de los 98 países de los cinco continentes que han participado en ella.

Sommet de l’info : les Tunisiens attendent plus la pluie que le SMSI (InfoSud)
Tunis met la dernière main aux préparatifs d’un événement prestigieux pour le régime... mais qui ne change guère le régime de liberté surveillée pour les citoyens. Pour les Tunisiens, gouverner c’est... pleuvoir. Car malgré l’apport du tourisme, le pays dépourvu de pétrole dépend surtout de son agriculture.

Cuba: Computadoras e Internet sí, pero no en casa (Inter Press Service)
Cuba mantiene una política informática que da prioridad al empleo social de las tecnologías de la información y las telecomunicaciones, pero excluye el acceso privado a herramientas como Internet. "A medida que nuestras posibilidades sean mayores, se irán abriendo nuevos espacios", aseguró este viernes a IPS el ministro cubano de Informática y Comunicaciones, Ignacio González Planas, durante un foro en Internet organizado por la cancillería.

The week on the web (Times Online)
Censorwhip is at the heart of debate on internet control AMERICA and Europe are expected to disagree in a debate over the ownership and control of the internet at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia next week.

African-Led Fund Aimed at Digital Divide (ABC News)
African-Led Tech Fund Underscores Future and Challenges of Extending Internet Access.

viernes, 11 noviembre 2005
EU takes swipe at U.S. Internet oversight (Reuters - India)
The European Commission on Friday took a swipe at U.S. oversight of the Internet but offered no concrete alternatives, in advance of an international summit on how the Internet should be run.

US firm on net, says France (Australian IT)
THE US will not heed requests by the European Union and other countries to accept a multinational approach to running the internet, a French government official said. An international summit next week on how the internet should be run was likely to end in stalemate, he said. A UN report has put forward the multinational approach to running the internet, which serves a billion users worldwide, saying this would be more democratic and transparent, a view the 25 nations of the EU share.

Caribeños defienden tecnologías de información para todos (Prensa Latina)
La Comunidad del Caribe (CARICOM) adelantó hoy que defenderá en la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información, a efectuarse en Túnez del 16 al 18 próximos, el uso justo y transparente de las tecnologías para todos.

'Information Society Must Block Paedophiles' (Inter Press Service)
A major U.N. conference that aims to bridge the gap in information technology between the world's affluent and poorest societies is in danger of inadvertently catering to the needs and fantasies of the world's paedophiles.

Das Ende von Icann als "Netzverwaltung"? (Spiegel)
Etwas vereinfacht lautet die Gleichung zur Beschreibung der Internet-Verwaltung momentan wie folgt: "Netzverwaltung = Icann". Doch das könnte sich ändern. SPIEGEL ONLINE liegen Informationen vor, wonach die USA wichtige Verwaltungsfunktionen in Zukunft auf dem Wege einer öffentlichen Ausschreibung vergeben wollen.

Well managed risks produce huge payoffs in e-development projects (Pak Tribune)
The World Bank has urged countries to learn from past lessons while implementing effective projects and said that payoffs of successful e-development projects are huge and can produce dramatic returns across a range of sectors in countries poor and rich alike if the risks involved are managed properly.

Domäne Internet (TAZ)
Zwei Jahre nach dem ersten "Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft" in Genf, treffen sich auf Ersuchen der UN und unter der Ägide der Internationalen Telekommunikationsunion (ITU) die Teilnehmer dieses Jahr vom 16.

Cuba exige manejo global de internet y cesar señales de EU (AP / Diario La Estrella)
Cuba presentará ante un foro de Naciones Unidas sobre informatización su demanda de que internet sea gobernada por un organismo internacional y exigirá a Estados Unidos el cese de las transmisiones invasivas de radio y televisión hacia la isla.

Cumbre digital en Bilbao - Las ciudades más pobres anteponen la mejora del nivel de vida a Internet (EFE / El Mundo)
Alcaldes de ciudades ubicadas en países en vías de desarrollo antepusieron en Bilbao la mejora de las condiciones de vida a la posibilidad de extender el acceso a Internet entre la población de sus ciudades

Net power struggle nears climax (BBC News)
The US has got an image problem when it comes to the internet. US administration coming under worldwide pressure over the net It is seen as arrogant and determined to remain the sheriff of the world wide web, regardless of whatever the rest of the world may think.

World to America: The Internet is everybody's, so why not share control (Detroit News Online)
On the global Internet these days, the United States is less trusted and more alone.

Weltgipfel zur Internet-Regulierung (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Kritik an der Vormachtstellung der USA Nächste Woche findet in Tunis die zweite Phase des World Summit on the Information Society statt. Internet Governance heisst das zentrale Diskussionsthema.

Tunisie: grève des enseignants pour protester contre la venue d'une délégation israélienne au SMSI (AP / Boursorama)
Les enseignants tunisiens du primaire et du secondaire ont déclenché jeudi une grève en signe de protestation contre la venue d'une délégation israélienne pour assister au Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI), prévu à Tunis du 16 au 18 novembre, a-t-on appris de source syndicale.

The sideshow is what to watch (Inter Press Service)
"The main objective of the World Summit on the Information Society is to ensure that poor countries get the full benefits that new information and communication technologies can bring to economic and social development.

La UE aspira a acordar en Túnez un modelo de gestión de la Red que rompa con la supremacía de EE.UU. (La Vanguardia)
Desde este domingo se mantendrán reuniones preparatorias de la Cumbre de la Sociedad de la Información, que se celebrará la próxima semana

Kampf um Kontrolle des Web (Wiener Zeitung)
Wer soll die Verwaltung des Internets übernehmen? Ob es am zweiten UN-Weltgipfel der Informationsgesellschaft (WSIS) zu einer Lösung dieser Streitfrage kommt, wird bereits im Vorfeld bezweifelt.

EU takes swipe at U.S. Internet oversight (Reuters UK)
The European Commission on Friday took a swipe at U.S. oversight of the Internet but offered no concrete alternatives, in advance of an international summit on how the Internet should be run.

Wem gehört das Internet? (Spiegel)
Von der Öffentlichkeit weithin unbemerkt eskaliert der Kampf um die Kontrolle des nur vermeintlich anarchischen Internet. Viele Länder drängen -mit welchen Motiven auch immer- vehement auf eine Internationalisierung der Internet-Aufsicht.

jueves, 10 noviembre 2005
US against multinational role in Internet -France (Reuters UK)
The United States will not heed requests by the European Union and other countries to accept a multinational approach to running the Internet, a French government official said on Thursday.

UN slates online costs for poor (BBC News Merseyside)
The cost of fast net access and linking up to the net's global infrastructure hits poorer nations much harder than developed countries, says a UN body.

Alcatel and Maplecroft partner to launch a global map of digital inclusion (Noticias)
On the occasion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis (16-18 November 2005), Alcatel , a worldwide leader in telecommunication solutions and Maplecroft, a consultant company specialized in corporate responsibility, launch a global map about access to information and communication technologies (ICT).

UN fights US over internet's future (The New Zealand Herald)
They are five letters you have probably never heard of: ICANN, acronym for the hitherto obscure Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a public-private, non-profit organisation based in the pleasant Los Angeles suburb of Marina del Rey, and operating under the very loose supervision of the United States Department of Commerce.

La ONU implica a las autoridades locales en la lucha por el acceso universal a Internet (El Correo Español)
Dos mil mandatarios regionales de todo el mundo buscan desde hoy en Bilbao reducir la 'brecha digital' Defienden el Fondo de Solidaridad Digital como arma contra la pobreza

Le pays hôte du prochain Smsi : La Tunisie parmi les mieux connectés d’Afrique (Wal Fadjri)
Pays hôte du prochain Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (Smsi), la Tunisie qui compte plus de 900 000 utilisateurs de l'Internet, est dans le peloton de tête des pays africains et arabes les mieux connectés, a confié à l'APS une source diplomatique.

Doolittle to the rescue on U.S. governance of the Internet (The Sacramento Bee)
Rep. John Doolittle, R-Roseville, heads for Tunisia next week where he will be the Congress' chosen warrior to fight international efforts to move governance of the World Wide Web from the United States to the United Nations.What? The United Nations controlling the free and open Internet, and American-bred marvel?

Before the Summit of Solutions (All Africa)
Remmy Nweke Germany Efforts at making the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS-05), also otherwise tagged the 'summit of solutions' may have proved successful, reports REMMY NWEKE from Germany.

miércoles, 9 noviembre 2005
Battle for the web (Belfast Telegraph)
Who do you think is in charge of the internet? America, of course. But now the UN wants to muscle in.

The cheapest laptop in the world is going to be presented in Tunisia (Kuwait News Agency)
The Organizing Committee of the World Summit on the Information Society declared that a laptop worth less then 100 USD will be presented during the Summit, which is going to take place in Tunis from the 16th to the 18th of this month and organized by the UN

Canadian e-projects create cyberbuzz from here to Tunisia (Canada.com)
Canadian multimedia professionals are on top of the world after capturing four awards at the 2005 World Summit Awards in Tunis, Tunisia.

Negociaciones de última hora para salvar la CMSI (Swissinfo)
El gobierno de Internet, ¿la única cuestión verdadera? Disputas no resueltas al final del encuentro preparatorio en Ginebra de la conferencia mundial de la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) obligaron a realizar otras dos reuniones.

El abismo digital es un asunto de fondo (Swissinfo)
El celular a fuerza de músculos (Keystone) Permitir a los excluídos integrarse en el planeta globalizado. Ese es el objetivo para la 2a fase de la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información, en Túnez.

En Túnez se juega el porvenir de la CMSI (Swissinfo)
Kurdos de Irak nevegan en Internet en Arbil, 370 km al norte de Bagdad. (Keystone) Después de Ginebra, en 2003, la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) prosigue en Túnez desde el 16 hasta el 18 de noviembre.

Mantener en Túnez los avances de Ginebra (Swissinfo)
La gobernanza de Internet será uno de los temas más difíciles de resolver, según Marc Furrer. (Keystone) Como país sede de la primera fase de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI) en el 2003, Suiza confía en que los progresos alcanzados en Ginebra se confirmen en Túnez.

Límites de una Cumbre en dos tiempos (Swissinfo)
¿Un mundo numérico? Después de Ginebra, en 2003, corresponde a Túnez acoger la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información. Una etapa que cristaliza las oposiciones al régimen tunecino.

Seven Questions: Battling for Control of the Internet (Foreign Policy)
Should the United Nations control the Internet? That’s the subject of a heated debate slated to take place at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis later this month. The European Union is pressing for a U.N. role in governing the Internet, which is currently in the hands of a U.S. nonprofit. Lawrence Lessig breaks down the debate and offers his views.

Foreign governments are limiting internet access to their citizens. What are we to do? (The Crimson)
We’re halfway through first semester and I think it’s reasonably safe to say that the vast majority of Harvard undergraduates haven’t noticed a somewhat subtle change in their ability to access the Internet that was put in place before the school year began: just about every computer on the wireless and residential networks on campus is now behind a firewall.

martes, 8 noviembre 2005
Société de l'information : fractures et facture du numérique (All Africa / Le Quotidien Mutations)
Après Genève 2003, voici Tunis 2005. Gouvernements, organisations internationales, société civile et entreprises du monde entier ont rendez-vous dans la capitale tunisienne, du 16 au 18 novembre prochain, à l'occasion de la deuxième phase du Sommet mondial pour la société de l'information (Smsi). C'est la suite logique du processus enclenché, il y a deux ans à Genève, en Suisse.

Journalists Fear a "Looming Storm" (Inter Press Service)
Caribbean journalists say they will closely monitor the position of the region's governments at the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), scheduled to begin in Tunisia on Nov.

Die Vereinten Nationen wollen das Internet nicht kontrollieren (Frankfurter Rundschau)
Mit einem Weltgipfeltreffen in der kommenden Woche soll die globale Verbreitung des Internets gesichert werden. Es geht nicht um eine "Übernahme" durch die UN, sagt Generalsekretär Annan.

Shalom to attend Tunisia meeting (Gulf News)
Agencies Occupied Jerusalem: Israel's foreign minister will attend a summit in Tunisia next week in another sign of improving ties between the Jewish state and the Arab world, the foreign ministry said yesterday.

U.S. dominance of World Wide Web could spur backlash at U.N. summit (San Fransisco Chronicle)
When hundreds of millions of people around the globe log on to the Internet every day to shop, chat, check on their investments or sports scores or research their homework, the last thing they think of is the dull but vital inner workings of the Web. But control of those innards -- like domain names such as .com, the numeric addresses that most users never see and maintenance of files that correctly route Internet traffic -- is at the heart of a simmering international dispute.

EU optimistic over wider governance of Internet (Reuters / Sydney Morning Herald))
The European Commission hopes a meeting next week will come up with an agreement to allow governments more direct influence over the domain name system that guides traffic around the Internet. A U.N. report has put forward a more multi-national approach to running the Internet which serves a billion users worldwide, saying this would be more democratic and transparent, a view the 25-nation European Union shares.

Miles de entidades locales y regionales, contra la brecha digital en Bilbao (El Mundo)
Representantes de unas 2.000 entidades locales y regionales de los cinco continentes participarán en Bilbao entre el miércoles y el viernes en la II Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información, que pretende reducir la pobreza en el planeta y avanzar contra la brecha digital entre los países ricos y pobres.

lunes, 7 noviembre 2005
Tunisia to host world summit on information society (The Jakarta Post)
Tunisia -- a small Northern African country -- will host the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, which endeavors to bridge the "digital divide" and consolidate the information society through public-private partnerships. The Embassy of Tunisia in Jakarta said in a statement that the summit, whose process was launched in Geneva in December 2003 under the auspices of the UN, would be a boon for Tunisia.

Ein ungleicher Kampf (Die Zeit)
Markus Beckedahl sitzt in seinem Berliner Büro, zündet sich eine Zigarette an. In wenigen Tagen wird er als Teil der deutschen Delegation zum UN-Weltgipfel der Informationsgesellschaft nach Tunesien reisen. Als zivilgesellschaftlicher Vertreter will er dort für freie Meinungsäußerung und freien Zugang zum Netz eintreten.

domingo, 6 noviembre 2005
Freedom of the press? Or to make lots of cash? (Taipeh Times)
As a result of its reporting of the Kaohsiung MRT corruption scandal, what started out as a simple issue of TVBS stock ownership has now developed into a question of freedom of the press. Even US officials have expressed hope that Taiwan will continue to protect the freedom of the press. But is freedom of the press really under attack?

Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information à Tunis (L'impartial / La Liberte)
Moritz Leuenberger affirme qu'il faut aller dans les pays ne repectant pas les droits de l'homme pour en débattre. Il est donc utile, selon lui, que le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (smsi) se déroule dans un pays comme la Tunisie.

Commonwealth small states agree on ICT strategies (The Sunday Times / The Times of Malta)
The report on the progress made in the ICT sector within Commonwealth countries and the strategies it proposes to spur the potential of ICTs in the states' social and economic development should be supported by all Commonwealth parliaments and governments. This was agreed during the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association workshop for small countries on Networking for Development, held in Malta last week.

"Monroe" im Cyberspace (Die Zeit)
Im Wüstensand nahe des heutigen Tunis rang die Römische Republik in drei blutigen Kriegen einst den Rivalen Karthago nieder. Nach der vollkommenen Zerstörung der Stadt 146 vor Christus konnte Rom seine Herrschaft über den ganzen Mittelmeerraum ausdehnen. Der Weg zum Imperium war frei.

The US wants to keep the Internet governance (Asharaq Alawsat - Arabic)
The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society will be convened in Tunisia from the 16th to the 18th of the current month. More than 50 heads of states and a large number of official delegations are expected to take part in this huge international event. During the second phase, the participants will decide who is more qualified for the Internet governance.

sábado, 5 noviembre 2005
Gouvernance de l'Internet : quelle autorité, quelle politique et quel mécanisme ? (All Africa.com / La Tribune)
Si une partie de l'humanité est entrée de plain-pied dans une logique «virtuelle» et immatérielle à la faveur de l'avènement de la société de l'information, en revanche, l'autre partie sombre dans des problèmes existentiels et de survie. Et on s'interroge si concrètement les technologies de l'information et la communication sont en mesure de réduire les fractures sociales, économiques, culturelles, éducatives et de liberté.

«Je comprends le souci des grévistes de la faim en Tunisie» (Le Matin)
Au nom du Conseil fédéral, Moritz Leuenberger annonce qu'il ne mettra pas ses critiques dans sa poche contre le régime du président Ben Ali, à l'occasion du prochain Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI) de Tunis

viernes, 4 noviembre 2005
Annan rebuffs Iran over Israel remark (Reuters / Tiscali News)
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has cancelled his forthcoming trip to Tehran after the Iranian president's call to "wipe Israel off the map," the United Nations said on Friday.

The great domain game (Financial Review)
As historic documents go, the statement issued by the US Department of Commerce on June 30 was low key even by American standards of informality. No flowery language, no fountain-penned signatures, no Great Seal of the United States - only 331 words on a single page.

jueves, 3 noviembre 2005
The Untapped Potential of E-Governance (All Africa / The Times of Zambia)
If you ask any civil servant in Zambia about the mode of conducting business, chances are that the answer will be apt and to the point - electronic medium. Long gone are the days when everything had to be filed in larger than life paper folders because today, almost all the information is stored on the computers, at least in most Government offices.

El Senado aprueba una moción para impulsar la creación de un 'gobierno global de Internet' (La Vanguardia)
El Pleno del Senado aprobó ayer unanimidad una moción del grupo socialista por la que insta al Ejecutivo a impulsar la creación de un 'gobierno de Internet' que elabore normas para regular su funcionamiento global en todos los países.

Grow As Much As You Know (Inter Press Service)
The rise of knowledge societies brings new opportunities for developing countries, says a report released Thursday by Unesco, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The report 'Towards Knowledge Societies' analyses the increasingly important role knowledge plays in economic growth, and says knowledge can serve as a new springboard for development.

Regierungen dürfen Internet nicht steuern (Deutsche Welle)
Die digitale Spaltung überwinden, sollte das Hauptziel des Weltinformationsgipfels in Tunis sein. Stattdessen wird es vor allem um die Macht im Netz gehen, sagt Informationswissenschaftler Rainer Kuhlen im Interview.

L'Unesco présente un rapport mondial sur les "sociétés du savoir" (Le Monde.fr/AFP)
L' Unesco a présenté jeudi à Paris son premier rapport mondial prônant le développement de "sociétés du savoir", qui, au-delà de la "société d'information", intègrent "les "dimensions sociales, éthiques et politiques plus larges".En présentant ce rapport intitulé "Vers les sociétés du savoir" à la veille du Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information de l'ONU qui se tiendra à Tunis du 16 au 18 novembre, le directeur général de l'Unesco Koïchiro Matsuura a souligné que "le savoir, contrairement à l'information ne peut être considéré comme une simple marchandise".

miércoles, 2 noviembre 2005
No Turning Back on Civil Society Participation (Inter Press Service)
The most important advance made by the World Summit on the Information Society is having conceived a model of Internet governance in which governments, civil society and the private sector all participate on an equal footing, according to Uruguayan expert Raúl Echeberría.

World leaders gather in Tunis for World Summit on Information Society (The Vanguard)
The Tunis phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), taking place from 16 to 18 November, will bring together political, business and civil society leaders to take action to bridge the “digital divide”, consolidate the information society through public-private partnerships and draft a statement of political intent taking all stakeholders’ interests into account.

INTERNET - Un domaine réservé de l'Amérique (Courrier international)
En dépit de l'insistance des Nations unies et de l'Union européenne, les autorités américaines refusent obstinément de partager le contrôle du réseau. Pour les journaux américains, seuls les Etats-Unis doivent conserver ce pouvoir, en tant qu'inventeurs d'Internet et garants de la liberté.

Omnia: EU no cede la red, varios países quieren una Internet más universal (Vanguardia)
La batalla por el control del sistema de “dominios” en la Internet promete ser dura cuando se abra en Túnez, el próximo 16 de noviembre, la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información (CMSI). Por lo menos esa es la impresión que prima entre los que tienen la responsabilidad de preparar la reunión, a la que está previsto que asista medio centenar de jefes de Estado, tal y como ocurrió en la primera fase de la cumbre, celebrada en Ginebra a finales de 2003.

martes, 1 noviembre 2005
Annan calls for digital bridges (Turkish Weekly)
The UN secretary general has called on the world to do more to narrow the technology gap between rich and poor. Opening the World Summit on the Information Society, Kofi Annan said nations had to show the political will to bridge the digital divide.

 

 

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