On December 3rd, the world’s governments will meet to update a key treaty of a UN agency called the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Some governments are proposing to extend ITU authority to Internet governance in ways that could threaten Internet openness and innovation, increase access costs, and erode human rights online. We call on civil society organizations and citizens of all nations to sign the following Statement to Protect Global Internet Freedom:
Internet governance decisions should be made in a transparent manner with genuine multistakeholder participation from civil society, governments, and the private sector.
We call on the ITU and its member states to embrace transparency and reject any proposals that might expand ITU authority to areas of Internet governance that threaten the exercise of human rights online.
If you want to sign, the link is: http://protectinternetfreedom.net/
For the whole world, you are someone.
For someone, you are the whole world.