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Sat Jun 10 12:49:10 UTC 2017
> On Jun 10, 2017, at 4:53 AM, abel ELITCHA <kmw.elitcha at gmail.com> wrote:
> You seem to be stretching the truth.
At the risk of belaboring the pointless, can you specify what truth or truths you think I’m taking liberties with?
> Internet shutdown is not a new topic and not the first time UN and other bodies dicuss it.
I agree on both points, though I said nothing with regard to either.
> We may also diverge on the impact of the succession of events which occurred during the whole discussion.
I said nothing about the succession of events. I said there was a discussion scheduled for an upcoming UN meeting. By definition, anything that’s upcoming succeeds anything that’s already occurred. I should think this an uncontroversial assertion.
> I consider the afrinic board statement, the panel discussion during AIS2017 and the AF* statement  to have more Impact as they created conditions for appropriate discussions, multi-stakeholders engagement for better outcomes.
Although I have no idea whether they will have had “more impact” than a discussion which has yet to occur, I agree that they had a favorable impact, and observed that “it’s been incredibly valuable to have the conversation, and that having [had] the conversation has drawn favorable attention to… Africa.” Are we somehow in disagreement?
I’m not sure what folks are interested in arguing about here… I merely pointed out that the UN had scheduled a discussion of a topic which AfriNIC members had been discussing. That’s a simple statement of fact. If you don’t want them to talk about it, arguing at me about it has no effect; I have no influence over their process.
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