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Has the US propaganda machine achieved its goal?
by .Nxt | 26 Jul 2012 |
It was a year ago this week that US Assistant Commerce Secretary Larry Strickling first started making noises about a meeting of the ITU that was going to happen toward the end of the following year.
"Next November," he warned, "the United States will participate in the ITU’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). This treaty negotiation will conduct a review of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), the general principles which relate to the provision and operation of international telecommunication services.
"We can expect that some states will attempt to rewrite the ITRs in a manner that would establish heavy-handed governmental control of the Internet and cybersecurity. These are the countries that we, including all of us in this room, must reach to promote the multi-stakeholder model, and our work must begin right away."