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Mr Mohamed Al Ghanim, Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), UAE, speaking at the opening ceremony of the WCIT 2012
Mr Mohamed Al Ghanim, Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), UAE, speaking at the opening ceremony of the WCIT 2012
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From 3-14 December 2012, the world's governments are meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). This landmark conference, which is being convened by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency, will review the current telecommunication regulations. Some governments are proposing to extend ITU authority to Internet governance in ways that could threaten Internet openness and innovation, increase access costs, and erode human rights online.

Click here to sign a petition hosted by OpenMedia calling on the world's governments to protect global Internet freedom.

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New models of Internet governance being considered at UN conference (Index on Censorship)

A number of proposals put forth at the World Conference on International Telecommunications could fundamentally change the way the Internet works, in particular by putting governments in control of Internet governance and moving away from a multi stakeholder model.

ITU: Draft of the Future International Telecommunications Regulations (ARTICLE 19)

ARTICLE 19's legal analysis concluded that whilst the ITU might not be overtaking the Internet just yet, some of the proposals that have been made give no ground for complacency on the part of civil society, governments and businesses who want to preserve our Internet freedoms.

Read the full analysis.

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