Does WCIT-12 Represent a Real Threat to Internet Freedom?

With the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-2012) being held from 3-14th December, some people are raising concerns over how much control governments will have over Internet censorship. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a United Nations agency which is convening the conference in Dubai. The ITU implements the  International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs – available for download […]

ITU responds to criticism about the upcoming International Telecommunication summit

With debate over the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), questions are arising regarding International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) potential control over the Internet.  The conference’s aim is to “consider a review of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), which define the general principles for the provision and operation of international telecommunications.”  In response to accusations […]