[discuss] NETmundial and CSTD mtg
nb at bollow.ch
Sun May 18 06:44:53 UTC 2014
Having followed this process as closely as possible as a remote
participant (including via very unofficial channel involving copies of
intermediary versions of the draft outcome document) I agree with this
important observation by Avri.
That is exactly what happened, and if we close our eyes to this
reality, we are just fooling ourselves.
Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:
> But I argue that at the end of the last day,
> in the last discussions,
> in the bargaining over the final wording:
> some footing was more equal than others.
> At 17:07 17/05/2014, Avri Doria wrote:
> >My take:
> >was not
> "Some of us, myself included, are dismayed at the fact that some
> of the corporations used their wealth based power to sway the
> outcome document at the very end of the discussion, but that
> happens in the multilateral world as well, just less visibly and
> without any chance for other stakeholders to do anything to
> counter it."
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