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A Development Agenda for Internet Governance

Call for a 'Framework Convention on the Internet'

‘Development agendas’ in WTO and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) mark a new era in global policy spaces, whereby the rights of the South are being asserted. However, the governance of new information and communication technologies ICTs, chiefly the Internet, remains a nebulous zone, with practically no global policy frameworks. In preparation for the first meeting of the new Internet Governance Forum to be held in Athens in October 2006, the Bangalore (India)-based NGO IT for Change submitted an input paper. World Economy & Development In Brief documents it.

In the last few decades, as forces of globalisation have pulled people and nations closer, global policy frameworks have become increasingly relevant to people’s daily lives. These global policy frameworks however are often developed and promoted by dominant countries and interests, and do not serve the needs of the developing and less developed countries equally ...

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