Re: [alac] At WSIS, last minute EU change on Internet governance
Just to compliment,
First, I have been in Geneva since last Saturday and now I find I should have reported to you guys about what is going on here, though much are still up in the air and hard to predict/report.
The press articles, as usual, are not telling the entire picture, it just big made exageration.
Even EU themselves is saying this is a "new position", it is not that radically different from what they have put, just with vague empahsis on government roles, with details on "principles" which are not claer at all. In fact, some European Comission member agreed that that was a kind of "mistake".
Therefore, this EU proposal is not getting that much acceptance from others, pieces are perceived interesting, but not entirely. Other "Western" countries made anther proposal much closer to US position. Of course, India, China, Brazil, Iran had their own proposals calling for government body to take control of public policy matters.
NO one knows how PrepCom will conclude, and it is likely that they will have to convene again, perhaps at Tunis.
At 02:31 05/09/30 -0400, John R Levine wrote:
The last pre-Tunis WSIS meeting has been going on in Geneva for the past two weeks, and ends today. According to today's Herald Tribune, yesterday the EU changed its position on Internet governance: