1. We were told that the banner had to be removed because of the reference to China. This was repeated on several occasions, in front of about two dozen witnesses and officials, including the UN Special Rapporteur For Human Rights, who asked that I send in a formal letter of complaint. 2. Earlier, the same [...]
BBC News By Jonathan Fildes, Technology reporter The UN has been criticised for stifling debate about net censorship after it disrupted a meeting of free-speech advocates in Egypt. UN security demanded the removal of a poster promoting a book by the OpenNet Initiative (ONI) during a session at the Internet Governance Forum in Egypt.
I participated in the Internet Governance Forum today, on a panel with fellow panelists Ambassador David Gross of the United States, Julien Pain of Reporters Without Borders, Fred Tipson of Microsoft, and others. I was checking in through a videoconference connection, which made it a little difficult to hear what my fellow panelists were saying, [...]