[discuss] cgi.br release regarding Brazil Global MSM on Internet Governance

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Sat Jan 11 05:15:00 UTC 2014

On Saturday 11 January 2014 09:49 AM, John Curran wrote:
> 1net Participants -
>     There appears to be an updated announcement regarding the Brazil meeting -
>     http://www.cgi.br/brmeeting/announcement2.html

from the announcement.

"The meeting is a partnership between CGI.br and /1net."

So, John, do you still hold that 1Net is yet only a discussion space and 
it is upto its steering committee to make it what it wants to.... Most 
respectfully, but can we at least now shed this fiction... But of course 
I will be told now - what can 1Net do if the Brazilians are intent on 
thrusting this momentous role on 1Net? Of course 1Net did not ask for 
this role, for there is no 1Net. But then are we allowed to make guesses 
who did, nay insisted, nay extracted it. Why dont we just play open and 
fair... Everyone has the right to put their views out forcefully, to 
make alliances with whoever they can, but this is not that...

This is completely disregarding 4 key civil society networks who said at 
Bali - and then formally through a letter - that they were not going 
through 1Net but want to be directly involved in the Brazilian meeting. 
So, civil society is told, no... your views do not count... And a non 
existent 1Net is told, well, you take over.... One is really 
disappointed. This was not what President Rousseff started with. We were 
trying to make a new start. Seek new directions on where global Internet 
should go...

> FYI,
> /John
> Disclaimer: My views alone.
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