[bestbits] WTPF participation and issues to watch

michael gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 14:09:43 EDT 2013

Thanks Deborah,


A couple of things. It would help a lot if you were to provide links to the
"Secretary General's report and draft opinions" to which you are referring.


Also, in the draft document it is not clear to me at least how your document
flows i.e. what is your opinion/analysis and what is the nature of the
materials/on which documents is your opinion is being based.


Please remember that this is only a part-time and voluntary activity for
many of us.







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Hi all,


As you're all probably aware, the World Telecommunication Policy Forum is
coming up on May 14-16.  To help kick-start a discussion about the topics at
WTPF, Access and CDT wrote up a short document (attached) identifying some
of of the key issues that come up in the Secretary General's report and
draft opinions. You may have received a similar note from Emily from CDT on
another list.  We expect a lot of discussion around:

*	Enhanced cooperation and multistakeholderism;
*	The role of the ITU in Internet governance and the scope of its
*	The concept of end-to-end Quality of Service;
*	The importance of human rights in the context of discussions about
ICT regulation and policy;
*	Strategies for increasing affordable Internet access for users
around the world, particularly in developing countries;
*	The appropriate level of transparency and civil society
participation in WTPF and other ITU activities.

We're interested to hear what you think, both about our analysis of these
topics and what your perspective is on key issues we didn't mention. What
are your "top five" important issues coming into WTPF, and what would you
like to see as an outcome? 


We're also curious about who will be participating in WTPF, and how you're
planning to get involved.  We also put together a document about the various
options for civil society and individual participation (see attached).
Please note that the deadline to apply
<http://www.itu.int/en/wtpf-13/Documents/expression-of-interest.docx>  to
attend the WTPF as "public attendant" 12 April.


I look forward to hearing your thoughts!






Deborah Brown

Policy Analyst

Access | AccessNow.org

E.  <mailto:deborah at accessnow.org> deborah at accessnow.org


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