[AfrICANN-discuss] Articles, Speeches, Blogs and Publications about ITU and the ITRs

Dr Yassin Mshana ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 23:27:49 SAST 2012

Thank you Alexander for sharing this with us.

There have been so many half-true stories published by the media and blogs
on this subject which may have mislead many well wishers.

May this be the beginning of sharing the actual information from credible
source? The media can continue publishing stories that sell - it is a job!

Honesty is the measure of credibility of the story writer - let us remember
that - Media fellows, please do not publish unless you are sure - sure.

I presume that my suggestion is taken positively

In good faith


On 20 June 2012 12:40, Ntoko, Alexander <alexander.ntoko at itu.int> wrote:

>  Dear All,
> I could send to you a much longer list of similar articles, blogs and
> publications about alleged ITU plans to take control of the Internet.  I
> could also send to you many which state the contrary. But none of this will
> be of any use.
> The last meeting of the Council Working Group (CWG) for WCIT started this
> morning 20 June and ends on 22 June.   Find attached the speech of ITU
> Secretary-General,  Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, delivered today at the opening
> of this last CWG WCIT meeting.
> ITU has 193 Member States. The decision on the content of the revised ITRs
> will be made by ITU Membership at the end of this year (3-14 December)
> during the WCIT in Dubai.****
> For those of you who represent your countries in ITU,  I would encourage
> you to increase the involvement of the citizens of your countries in your
> national consultations during this process.   I would also hope that your
> positions and views regarding ITU and the process to  review the ITRs are
> based on actual proposals and discussions taking place in the appropriate
> ITU forums dealing with this subject and not necessarily on blogs,
> publications, speeches and media reports many of which do not accurately
> reflect the facts.
> Also, please find attached a WCIT background brief which I hope will be
> helpful to have a basic understanding of what the ITRs are and the roles of
> sovereign states in the process leading to the review of this Treaty (the
> ITRs). Please feel free to share this brief and the speech of ITU
> Secretary-General as you consider appropriate.
> For reliable and up-to-date information about ITU, the ITRs and WCIT,
> please visit  www.itu.int/wcit
> Regards,
> Alexander NTOKO
> ITU Representative (Observer) to the GAC
> Chief, Operations and Planning Department
> Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)
> International Telecommunication Union (ITU)****
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