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[alac] Fwd: [WSIS CS-Plenary] 2nd Unofficial personal report of Government meeting


From: Chun Eung Hwi <chun@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: plenary@xxxxxxxxxxx, <ct@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [WSIS CS-Plenary] 2nd Unofficial personal report of Government meeting
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 21:57:33 +0900 (KST)

For the negotiation of conflicting views on some contentious issues,
governments decided to make six working group depending on those issues
such as Right to communicate, Internet Security, Internet Governance,
Enabling environment, Cultural identity, Media and Freedom of expression.

This afternoon, I attended to one working group of Internet Governance.
Then, there I heard that in the morning session, some countries raised
questions on the attendance of civil society and private sector. So, they
decided their policy to allow only five minutes for civil society and
private sector to speak out their concerns and to make them leave from
meeting place when governments begin to negotiate. Only two minutes was
allowed to those groups. One person of Private sector spoke out the
importance of private sector initiative and the cooperation between
private sector and governments in internet governance. And nobody made a
comment from civil society group.

However, EU representative, Norway, Israel and the U.S expressed their
uncomfortableness to that policy. But the chair said that he has no right
to reverse that policy. So, I should have left out from the meeting place.
That's it.

At the meeting place, I met Mr. Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, the chair of
GAC(Government Advisory Committee) of ICANN and Paul Twomey, President/CEO
of ICANN and Theresa Swinehart, Counsel of ICANN. But Paul and Theresa
should also have left out.

Chun Eung Hwi
General Secretary, PeaceNet | phone:     (+82)  2-2166-2205
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