[bestbits] Re: [IRPCoalition] Blogpost: Civil Society and the Emerging Internet Cold War: Non-Alignment and the Public Interest

Carlos A. Afonso ca at cafonso.ca
Mon Feb 11 18:08:43 EST 2013

McTim, at a minimum Russia and China are not dumb -- the Internet has 
become significant part of their economic development as well, and 
universalization is central to this process. The "etc" in your phrase is 

On the other hand, Europe cut their annual budget for the first time, 
hurting digital inclusion investments in the area, as Neelie points out 
(in this case, almost a tenfold cut). It seems Europe is not giving a 
damn about DI as well eh?


On 02/11/2013 08:18 PM, McTim wrote:
> <I've made this comment on the web as well>
> Michael,
> Can you back up the below with any facts? My impression is that China,
> Russia, Iran, etc don’t give a fig about digital inclusion!
> “In addition to the positions noted above, the cybersovereigntists
> include a number of those whose primary concern is that of ensuring
> the widest possible access to the Internet (digital inclusion) and to
> the economic benefits that are accruing as a result of Internet
> activity; “

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