[AfrICANN-discuss] ITU to control Internet?

Adamou Nacer adamou.nacer at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 09:57:29 SAST 2012

Le 09/08/2012 14:48, Victor Ndonnang a écrit :
> Hi Nacer,
> Do you really think that the ITU can do the job better than, It is done
> today? I think we don't need to change the model that is working fine
> because of political reasons. The ITU is in charge of telecommunications and
> Telecom is different to the Internet.
> The issue of renegotiation of the ITRs was initially discussed in closed
> doors, despite of the little openness that we are seen now, the ITU only
> listen to Its member states and not to the Internet community. Every member
> state is invited to comment proposals of modification to the ITRs or propose
> their owns. In some countries, the process is open, in others, It is close.
> In Cameroon for example, there is a working group on that issue created by
> the ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and you can ask to be invited
> to join the working group. For Africa, there will be a regional meeting
> before the WCIT and I don't know if at the end there will be a common
> African position.
> Thanks to SM for his comments. The Internet is a gift bring to us by the US,
> they invested a lot to get what we have today. Today It is a public gift and
> I'm not supporting those who want to take it away from the US. May It would
> lead to something else with different name.
I am strongly in favor of a less US dependant Internet and I strongly 
support the current governance model. That's my point and you didn't 
understand it very well.

Thank you for your answer Victor!

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