The future of internet governance? I wouldn't start from here
If there was ever any doubt that the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) was the wrong body to run the internet, you only needed to look at its handling of its own World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT), which ended today in Dubai in a little resolution but a lot of dispute. With the conference […]
Why aren't we talking about protecting free speech online at WCIT?
Today is International Human Rights Day, so with the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) meeting in Dubai to reframe its guiding texts, adding a few lines reminding states of their human rights obligations should be both desirable and simple. Not quite. The ITU’s 3-14 December World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is seeking to update its rules for the internet […]