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On the Internet Ungovernance Forum 2014 in Istanbul

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Origin of the forum

For the first time since its establishment in 2006 the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of ICANN [1] is paralleled with a protest forum, the Internet Ungovernance Forum.

Internet protests all over the world until now were addressed against national states and international organizations wanting to limit internet freedom and net neutrality or against those state and non-state services breaching privacy on the net, but this time a critique is formulated against the Internet governance itself by the Internet Ungovernance Forum. The announcement stated:

“We see that at IGF the most urgent problems of the Internet do not get the right attention. Due to the “multi-stakeholderism” format, the main perpetrators of many of the Internet’s problems, governments and corporations, are getting representation in IGF they don’t deserve. Given these circumstances, we decided to take initiative to defend the Internet as we know it and to create a space to raise the voices of civil society initiatives, activists and common people.”

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Draadloze community Netwerken

Draadloze ‘community’ netwerken verbinden mensen met elkaar in plaats van ze op te hangen aan de gecentraliseerde servers van Facebook,  Yahoo, Google, Microsoft en Apple, die hun data verkopen aan marketeers en de NSA. Ze helpen ook bij het dichten van de digitale kloof, soms zijn ze levensnoodzakelijk zoals tijdens en na de orkaan Sandy. Ze zijn bottom up, ze zijn in het belang van de gemeenschap, en ze zijn al meer dan tien jaar bezig, maar je hoort er zelden over. 

 

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