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[rpd] New Policy Proposal - "Anti-Shutdown (AFPUB-2017-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)"

Maye Diop mayediop at
Tue Apr 18 11:25:37 UTC 2017

The truth is found in the voices of our young colleague.
Welcome Adnan.

2017-04-17 18:06 GMT+00:00 Adnan RIHAN <axel50397 at>:

> Hello brothers,
> I’m just a young Congolese (BZV) citizen, and here is my own thoughts
> about this policy and your reactions. I’m a new ML member and this is
> my first email to any afrinic’s ML.
> Some of us live in more or less free countries, others under hidden
> dictatorships, and the rest of us in locked-down countries.
> This policy started from an idea, good or bad, based on the fact that
> Internet is sometimes shutdown in some countries, for good or bad
> reasons. Unfortunately, AFRINIC has NO POWER AT ALL on any
> governments, so we are trying to find a leverage.
> Like Tutu said, there is almost nothing we (as AFRINIC’s community)
> can do about it without collateral damages on citizens. Considering
> the fact that this Policy would be dangerous for citizens and nearly
> useless against governments, we should start a thread somewhere else
> to continue finding ideas.
> Unfortunately, only citizens of a country have the power to change
> things, legally and peacefully. Such citizens could organize a sit in
> (if it’s legal) in front of gov’s offices, write mass letters, do a
> peaceful walk or even create a local protesting group associating
> medias. Anyways, it won’t be AFRINIC’s business.
> --
> Regards, Adnan RIHAN
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Mme Ndéye Maimouna DIOP
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