Re: [AfrICANN-discuss] The Google campaign – An ITU view

Maye Diop mayediop at
Wed Nov 28 11:25:34 SAST 2012

Hi McTim,
Internet is a democratic tools that allow everyone to express himself about
all subjects. And it's becominge and more tools for propoganda.
But when it comes to negociation beetween nations about a global issue, our
representatives are our gouvernments. And that's why I fully support
regional and national open consultations which allow everyone, in his
context and interest, to express his position and specially allow
delegations to take into account their concerns about the issue.
When a decision has a worldwide impact, we need to think about general
I asked to french delegations attending preparatory meeting in Dakar, where
is the interest of Africa, continuing as user or being a full member of the
Best Regards,

2012/11/28 McTim <dogwallah at>

> HI Alexander,
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:53 PM, Ntoko, Alexander <alexander.ntoko at
> > wrote:
>>  Do not forget "... in its own right..."
>> This is important because many civil society organizations can
>> participate as part of their national delegations and countries are
>> encouraged to consult with their citizens and share all documents with
>> them.  Some do and others do not.  Furthermore, ITU has made public the
>> main input document to the conference.
> Understood, and I for one appreciate the greater openness the ITU has
> shown in the last few years.
> However, contrast this one nation-one vote, limited access to documents
> style with the truly open, transparent bottom up process that we will use
> this week in Khartoum @ AfriNIC17.
> I can (and have) proposed policies that will be discussed this week, and
> they may even be adopted.  I am not a government nor do I represent a large
> company, just myself.  It is this kind of openness that has built the
> Internet we have today.
> --
> Cheers,
> McTim
> "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route
> indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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Mme Ndéye Maimouna DIOP
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