[AfrICANN-discuss] Who controls the internet?

Dr Yassin Mshana ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 20:28:57 SAST 2012

That has been a concern and, considering the way things are going, shared
control will be possible by negotiations - not politics. There are some
elements of shared control i.e. the usage and the content.
We should also look at the history of this Global Phenomenon - how it was
developed to be that way it is now.

Well done all!!


On 18 October 2012 10:37, Victor Ndonnang <ndonnang at isoc-cameroon.org>wrote:

> Thanks Anne-Rachel for share this interesting article.
> The same question with new answers. Anyway, this question will still around
> for many years.
> Great input from Alice Munyua:
> "Western dominance is the one of the biggest challenges for developing
> nations, says Alice Munyua, a researcher and policy development expert,
> representing Kenya and Africa on forums such as Icann. "It is a big concern
> for African governments and stakeholders, and not just because of how the
> internet is governed, but how it is developed from a commercial and
> technical perspective," she said. "There is a feeling that we are not able
> to participate or contribute effectively because of the lack of capacity,
> skills and resources, so there's a digital divide in terms of access, but
> also in appropriating the internet for our own development."
> This, she believes, is the reason most African governments are supporting
> Arab proposals that countries should be compensated, by websites and
> internet services, for the flow of internet traffic they generate, and that
> wide-ranging privacy protections be introduced with exceptions for law
> enforcement."
> I is clear that the Multi-stakeholder model of the Internet Governance is
> under-construction.
> Best regards,
> Victor Ndonnang.
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> Envoyé : jeudi 18 octobre 2012 05:29
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> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/17/who-rules-internet?CMP=twt_
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