Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tunis Internet Battle

I was intending to take a look at some of the blogs following the debates leading up to the beginning of the World Information Society Summit in Tunis later this week and perhaps link to them from here.

But that was not possible. I'm sitting in Beijing, and from here there are sections of the internet that are simply not accessible. The debates concerning Internet governance evidently belongs to the category that the Chinese should be shielded from.

This is an illustration as good as anyone of the importance of keeping the governance of the Internet free from government interference by those whose agenda is a different one from freedom and openness.

Icann. Can you? - Editorials & Commentary - International Herald Tribune