[governance] [bestbits] Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, elected co-chairman of Global Internet Governance Alliance
Chris Prince Udochukwu Njoku
udochukwu.njoku at unn.edu.ng
Thu Jul 2 13:41:09 EDT 2015
('Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had called for a just and equal global
Internet environment and regarded China as the "key factor to the success
of global Internet governance," said Fadi Chehade, president of the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).')
Sure. China has several IG postures it needs to think again about.
Occupying a position in a crucial IG forum, that provides opportunity for
it to reconsider those postures, is actually key to success.
@Sonigitu: What I expect to see on Internet governance is a level playing
multi-stakeholder mechanism, never an approach that heightens State thirst
for "closed" Internet, cyber armament and privacy intrusion.
Chris Prince Udochukwu Njoku (PhD)
University of Nigeria
On Jul 2, 2015 5:04 PM, "Sonigitu Ekpe" <soekpe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good points.
> Looking back at the tensed situation of the past, it becomes interesting
> to see China accepting to co-chair.
> I remember the issue with the Indian chap who represented or stood for
> Civil Society wish raised so much tension and allegations on U.S. in
> imposing. .......
> How did it go?
> On 2 Jul 2015 15:55, "Norbert Bollow" <nb at bollow.ch> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:54:38 +0100
>> Sonigitu Ekpe <soekpe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello Nobert,
>> > It is great to have an opinion but it is wrong to request for an
>> > explanation from one who is not your subordinate. If am wrong correct
>> > me.
>> I strongly disagree. [Or maybe you simply understood the word
>> "explanation" in "I'd be interested in an explanation of what you see as
>> awesome about this. (Or was the remark intended to be an expression of
>> irony???)" differently from how I meant it?]
>> In fact there are various kinds of situations where requesting an
>> explanation is not only not wrong, but the appropriate step to take.
>> For example, my recent request for an explanation was in a context of
>> intercultural communications, where it was not totally clear to me
>> whether a remark was meant as irony or not. So I think that there was
>> nothing wrong with requesting an explanation. The alternative would
>> have been to simply make an assumption of my own on how I think that
>> the remark was meant.
>> More generally, there are many kinds of situations where communication
>> is not likely to achieve its objectives when requests for explanations
>> are not made or not honored. On the other hand, it is also possible for
>> requests for explanations to hinder rather than help the objectives
>> which the communication process is intended to achieve or help achieve.
>> That will depend very much on many aspects of the situation, but I
>> don't see how whether someone is my subordinate or not would enter into
>> it, except that for a subordinate I would in regard to some topic areas
>> have the right to not only request but in fact demand an explanation.
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