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Love the free and open Internet? Please help save it.

Dec-05-2012 at 02:00 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)


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Love the free and open Internet? Tell the world's governments to keep it that way.

A free and open world depends on a free and open web.

  • The Internet has connected more than two billion people around the world.
  • Some governments want to use a closed-door meeting in December to increase censorship and regulate the Internet.
  • Join together to keep the Internet free and open.

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1. What is the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dec-05-2012 at 02:26 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzNQarkk95Q

https://www.whatistheitu.org/

Fight for the Future
http://fightforthefuture.org/

We love the internet.

And we’re guessing you do too. Think about all the awesome things it gives us: A vast communication network; innovative businesses; a platform to freely speak or challenge powerful governments; and hundreds and hundreds of hours of cat videos.

All this great stuff is available because the internet was designed in an open and inclusive way, with a multitude of voices being able to get a say on how it’s governed.

But the internet is in danger.

There’s a meeting between the world’s governments in a just a few weeks, and it could very well decide the future of the internet through a binding international treaty. It’s called the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), and it’s being organized by a government-controlled UN agency called the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

If some proposals at WCIT are approved, decisions about the internet would be made by a top-down, old-school government-centric agency behind closed doors. Some proposals allow for access to be cut off more easily, threaten privacy, legitimize monitoring and blocking online traffic. Others seek to impose new fees for accessing content, not to mention slowing down connection speeds. If the delicate balance of the internet is upset, it could have grave consequences for businesses and human rights.

This must be stopped.

Only governments get a vote at WCIT, so we need people from all around the world to demand that our leaders keep the internet open.

Watch the video, and take action above to tell your governments to oppose handing over key decisions about the internet to the ITU. Let’s use the internet’s global reach to save it.


Further reading

All Africa

Bangkok Post

The New York Times

Euro ISPA

The Wall Street Journal

The Hindu

The Los Angeles Times

Further Resources

Statement to Protect Global Internet Freedom

Access ITU Resource Center

Center for Democracy and Technology ITU Resource Center

WCITLeaks

Internet Society (ISOC) WCIT page

Equal Times Petition: Stop the Net Grab

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2. Protect Global Internet Freedom

Dec-05-2012 at 02:35 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Protect Global Internet Freedom
http://www.protectinternetfreedom.org/
Protect Global Internet Freedom
http://www.protectinternetfreedom.org/

Starting on December 3rd, the world’s governments will meet to update a key treaty of a UN agency called the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Some governments are proposing to extend ITU authority to Internet governance in ways that could threaten Internet openness and innovation, increase access costs, and erode human rights online.

We call on civil society organizations and citizens of all nations to sign the following Statement to Protect Global Internet Freedom:

Internet governance decisions should be made in a transparent manner with genuine multistakeholder participation from civil society, governments, and the private sector. We call on the ITU and its member states to embrace transparency and reject any proposals that might expand ITU authority to areas of Internet governance that threaten the exercise of human rights online.

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3. Internet Society

Dec-05-2012 at 02:43 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Internet Society
http://internetsociety.org

This brief video titled "The Internet and International Telecommunications Regulation - the ITRs" raises awareness of the ITUs hosted treaty conference - the WCIT (World Conference on International Telecommunications) so that you can be informed of the process underway and engage in the discussion.

For more information please visit: http://internetsociety.org/wcit

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

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» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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