[AfrICANN-discuss] US Congress Hearing to Examine Internet Governance Transition today

Jean-Robert Hountomey hrobert at africacert.org
Wed Sep 14 13:44:56 UTC 2016

It can be watched live here.




On 9/14/16 4:20 AM, Dawit Bekele wrote:
> Hi all,
> As you might have already heard, today, there will be a hearing by the
> US congress to " Examine Internet Governance Transition”. This hearing
> has been scheduled by Sen. Ted Cruz who is leading a group of GOP
> congresspersons who are questioning the IANA transition process at
> this very critical time since the contract between the US Commerce
> Department’s National Telecommunications and Information
> Administration (NTIA) and ICANN is set to expire on September 30 and
> the structures proposed by the ICG should take over the oversight of
> IANA functions. Some conservative circles are calling for a delay in
> the transition or no transition at all which is a very dangerous
> prospect and we hope the congress with not take  a decision that will
> harm the IANA transition process that has had bi-partisan support.
> For more information on Internet Society’s position on this critical
> issue, please read the following positions from Internet Society VP
> Policy and CEO :
> https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/09/key-moment-iana-transition-0
> http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/295021-inaccurate-rhetoric-must-not-short-circuit-internet-transition
> Regards,
> Dawit
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