[discuss] NetMundial Initiative

Carlos A. Afonso ca at cafonso.ca
Thu Aug 21 22:09:17 UTC 2014

There is not a single civil society representative from the South in the 
invitees list. So we will sit back and wait for the determinations of 
the bwanas?


On 08/21/2014 03:03 PM, Stephanie Perrin wrote:
> 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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