"The fundamental question here is whether Today’s Internet is , transparent and democratic and open. Due to the fact that these adjectives have different meaning in view of different entities /people In view of many governments, in particular, those of developing countries none of these three adjectives prevail in the Internet Process .a) it is not transparent as the relevant information is not actually clear and transparent. It is not democratic since governments has either no role or little advisory role in the management of the Internet .It is not democratic because governments are not treated with / on equal footing with respect of other players .It is there under almost private or less inclusive / non collective management. In fact some of the most important area of Internet dealing with public policy issues are not governed by collective governments cooperation or any intergovernmental organization but by individual national government( s) and big businesses as a totally decentralized bottom-up regime of governance .The most blend of that is that a very narrow pro WGIG DEFINITION of Internet governance exclude vital issues such as intellectual property, privacy, enforcement, and data protection on line filtering and network neutrality.
The catastrophic issue is that some country, exercises major control over a vital area of Internet governance improperly and misleadingly claims that the broaden intergovernmental participation in the governance of Internet would result in handing over the key issues to other countries to have any role in the governance of the Internet."
Useful. A small magazine about ideas. Print copies only, £2 each. Let me know if you want one. Issue 2 will also happen.
If anyone ever finds a CD or vinyl copy of this recording on Nina Simone live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1977 I will pay them handsomely. Strongly recommended. Eg:
The Attorney General has vetoed the release of correspondence between the Prince of Wales and Ministers, in which he advocates for his policy positions.
The AG says publication would, amongst other things, ‘damage his preparation for kingship’. Which I assume he is suggesting is a bad thing.
‘hey, guys, so have you got the VGA adaptor, I’m up in 10 minutes and the UN AV guys need to fire up the presentation’.
‘Shit, I thought you were bringing it?!’
‘Why would I bring it I’m the prime minister’
‘Yeah but you normally have your computer stuff and nobody asked me so…’
‘do people still ask you if you need a shit? it’s called initiative sunshine. well, brilliant, now I have to find some way of expressing this point about how close the world is to nuclear war visually and I now have seven minutes until I speak to the UN about this issue of critical international significance’.
‘Well I have some card and I’ve got clip art on a 12 year old computer in my bag, weirdly.’
‘Right. Well, that will have to do won’t it. You know I’m the one who looks like a dick now, right? Nobody knows who you are. And I can’t say, ‘sorry about the card, my SpAD is a dick and forgot the VGA adaptor for my Macbook Ait’ to the UN. You’ve basically made nuclear war 40% more likely.’