ITU and the future of the free open internet

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ITU and the future of the free open internet

#1 Post by juverax » Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:58 pm

ITU ( International Telecommunication Union ) and the future of the free open internet:
Election on Thursday September 29, 2022:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... -election/
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Re: ITU and the future of the free open internet

#2 Post by Midas » Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:51 am

Read it. Sad state of affairs, if you ask me...

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#3 Post by __philippe » Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:30 am

Sigh of relief: :roll:

Free-world view of the global internet prevails, for this time: 8)

"Member States have elected Ms Doreen BOGDAN-MARTIN of the United States as the next Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)."

https://pp22.itu.int/en/election-results-sg/

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#4 Post by __philippe » Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:59 am

Salient excerpt from the Washington Post piece first reported by Juverax
...for some perspective about the just announced ITU election results ... 8)


"A little-known election will be held Thursday for the top post at the International Telecommunication Union
— the U.N. agency that facilitates international connectivity in communications networks and
is responsible for setting standards for emerging technology.

The candidates represent two very different visions for the future of our global internet.

The election pits Doreen Bogdan-Martin, a veteran U.S. diplomat with a track record of expanding internet access,
against Rashid Ismailov, a Putin-backed former Russian deputy minister of telecommunications and mass communications
and former Huawei Technologies executive.

Should Ismailov win, he would serve as a conduit for the government of Russia’s internet policy goals,
which historically have included censoring dissent..."

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