[bestbits] [governance] From Confusion to Clarification
nnenna75 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 02:51:34 EST 2014
Great idea here. At least someone is saying "do".
Color me interested.
Quick one here: is "social justice" as a theme covered under theme 1?
Should we add a "social and cultural development" theme, distinct from
On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 7:04 PM, "João Carlos R. Caribé" <joao.caribe at me.com
> Appear to be a very interesting idea, first time come to my mind this
> project could expose strategically the civil society stakeholder, giving
> out concerns, positions and other valuable assets that can be used against
> us in our strives, shortly thereafter I realized that who can use it knows
> us better than us.
> I approve, also can support in any task.
> Congratulations for this savvy idea Wolf
> Joao Caribe
> Em 28/11/2014, às 05:21, Kleinwächter, Wolfgang escreveu:
> > Hi everybody
> > After weeks of confusing conflicts let´s move towards clarifying
> collaboration. What we have seen in the recent (sometimes unfriendly)
> disputes is that there are many different civil society activists with
> different civil society positions. This is confusing, both for newcomers
> who want to join civil society groups in Internet Governance discussions as
> well as for other stakeholders who want to collaborate with civil society.
> On the othher Hand: This is natural. The civil Society Stakeholder Groups
> has similar differences as the governmental stakeholder group if you
> compare the governmental positions of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, US, EU,
> Brazil, India, Japan, Australia etc.
> > This not the Problem. The probllem is that you have to know what the
> position. So it is about transparency and clarity.
> > Here is a proposal how to move forward: We have seen so many people
> writing long e-mails arguing for their position. Wouldn´t it be better if
> we use this energy to write more comprehensive and structured position or
> issue papers so that newbies or outsiders will better understand what the
> real points under discussions are in CS circles? We have seen rather
> different arguments around the same issue from JNC to APC and NCUC folks.
> > I propose that we start to work on what I call a “Civil Society Internet
> Governance Handbook”. This handbook would allow all CS groups within the
> CSCG to present their own individual points of views so that everybody
> knows what the positions are. The book could be structured into four main
> > 1. Human Rights (Access, Freedom of Expression, Privacy etc.)
> > 2. Security (Cyberwar, Cyberterrorism, Cybercrime etc.)
> > 3. Economic Development (Market domination, competition,
> infrastructure development etc.)
> > 4. Technical Coordination (Names, Numbers, Protocols etc.)
> > Each of the six groups under the CSCG (IGC, BB, JNC, NCSG, Diplo, APC)
> could nominate four authors (one for each chapter). Each author would be
> free to argue for her/his position (five to maximum teen pages). There is
> no need for consensus. Every author would be free to present her/his
> radical, moderate, liberal and whatsoever position on one of the four main
> > Such a compendium would help to bring more transparency into the process
> and would enable a more fact based discussion in the IG events ahead of us.
> > We could deliver this as an e-book (probably with an Annex with main
> official texts as Tunis Agenda, Sao Paulo Principles, UN Resolutions etc.)
> until the May 2015 Sessions in Geneva. In total this book would be around
> 250 pages. If we find a sponsor we could publish this for the New York
> event in December 2015. Such a book would seen by the rest of the IG
> Community as a helpful contribution, it would strengthen the role of CS in
> the emerging IG multistakeholder mechanisms and would be also an input into
> the WSIS 10+ process.
> > The chair of the CSCG (together with the co-chairs from the six groups)
> would be the editor.
> > Any comment?
> > Wolfgang
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