Monday, November 29, 2004

Reporters Without Borders criticizes Internet Working Group

Repressive countries gain foothold before World Summit on the Information Society

Reporters Without Borders have expressed concern that several countries that harshly cracked down on use of the Internet were members of a working group on Internet governance that met in Geneva from 23 to 25 November in the run-up to next year's World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis.

It also noted that another such country, Syria, was at the same time (22-23 November) hosting a summit preparatory meeting to set up a partnership to build an "information society" for the Arab world.

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