Day 1 at NETmundial: Rejecting mass surveillance, fostering net neutrality
Updated on 07 August 2022
From the corridors of negotiations to the end of the night discussing principles and a roadmap for an acceptable summit declaration, Jovan Kurbalija and Vladimir Radunovic give us their insight on this promising summit.
“It has been an extraordinary first day at NETmundial and as Geneva awakes, more discussions and bargaining are taking place between stakeholders in São Paulo. Though participants were given voting cards early on, which implies an option of voting was considered, no further reference to this idea was made during the first day of the summit. So far, a consensus-based approach seems to have the favour of the organisers.”
Read the full report on the website of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). We’ve been gathering more analysis and comment on the NetMundial, including speeches from Neelie Kroes’ – The Internet needs better governance, starting now, Carl Bildt’s as well as an Address by Nnenna Nwakanma for worldwide civil society. From Argentina (where one of the many remote participation hubs is located) to New Zealand the world is talking about and in NETmundial, waking up to the realisation that this is a very different Internet Governance meeting, one that has been galvanised by the controversies over surveillance, and one that will be setting the agenda for the PS (Post-Snowden) era.
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