[discuss] NetMundial Initiative

Stephanie Perrin stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca
Thu Aug 21 18:03:10 UTC 2014

I don't know Jeremy, I don't think you are being cynical enough; I agree 
with your blog.  Where oh where is civil society on the WEF website?  I 
confess little or no expertise on the IGF, having last attended in 
person in 2006....but how does anyone think the IGF is going to get this 
issue back?  If civil society is prepared to admit that IGF is the 
walking dead, what does anyone realistically think government and 
industry are likely to say?
Personally, I don't think a fair bargain has been struck for the first 
ten years of IGF.  No organization can survive with almost no funds, no 
staff, and no means off assisting its volunteers to attend and build 
initiatives.  This is what we need to push for. That and getting the WEC 
to restrict its activities to fundraising among its members, to fund IGF.
Cheers Stephanie Perrin
On 14-08-21 1:30 PM, Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
> On 21/08/2014 10:18 am, Avri Doria wrote:
>> Web site updated.
>> http://www.weforum.org/issues/global-internet-governance
> Before seeing this I blogged with my personal thoughts about the
> Initiative at
> http://igfwatch.org/discussion-board/the-netmundial-initiative-exposed,
> being my usual cranky self.  Having now read the website update, I
> wouldn't change much in what I had written, but I am pleased to read
> that "there will be a six month period of
> consultations with a broad range of stakeholders and experts regarding
> whether and how to establish a dedicated organizational structure to
> support these activities going forward, whether or not connected to the
> Forum."
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