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<nettime> Translation Project: Protect Global Internet Freedom statement
Michael Weisman on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:59:09 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Translation Project: Protect Global Internet Freedom statement - Global Voices Advocacy


Translation Project: Protect Global Internet Freedom statement -
Global Voices Advocacy

Over the next seven days, Global Voices Lingua volunteers will be
translating a public online petition that supports the protection of
human rights online and urges government members of the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) to preserve Internet openness at the
upcoming conference of the ITU.

Open for sign-on by any individual or civil society organization, the
Protect Global Internet Freedom statement reads as follows:

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

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

To sign the petition, visit the Protect Global Internet Freedom
website. To sign, enter your first name, last name, email address,
organization name (if you are signing on behalf of a civil society
organization), organization URL, and select your country.

All translations will also be posted on the petition site, which is
hosted by OpenMedia, a Canada- based digital rights group.

Mike Weisman
please respond to popeye {AT} speakeasy.net

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