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[rpd] [Community-Discuss] Controversial anti-shutdown policy discussed at RIPE

Codarren Velvindron devildron at
Sun May 14 04:33:06 UTC 2017

This is the second time that I will show my dissaproval of  the text change
proposed by Ish Sookun.

For the same proposal again.

Best Regards,

On May 14, 2017 00:35, "Ish Sookun" <ish at> wrote:

> Hi Tutu,
> On 14/05/17 00:23, Tutu Ngcaba wrote:
> > Now you find we technicians want to pretend to be ICC of Internet with
> the
> > Afrinic to also bring political technnical force. The government shall
> > smile and say ok no shutdown internet but because you like it. We shall
> > block all this facebook twitter instagram the youtube maybe email port 25
> > etc. All ISP will not have customers hahahahah this is why i laugh when
> one
> > or two people think they can messing with whole country government
> instead
> > of being polite like in cameroon and stop chaos and all back to normal
> free
> > internet.
> I understand your concern about powerful governments who could cunningly
> circumvent the anti-shutdown definition and thus deprive people of
> communication platforms (e.g Facebook, Twitter etc).
> That is why I proposed the text change in the definition to cover
> censorship in a broader sense. I also proposed to make governments
> require a court order for blocking content otherwise it falls under the
> definition of an internet shutdown.
> Regards,
> Ish Sookun
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