[NA-Discuss] US Ambassador supporting Multi-stakeholder model on the Internet

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Fri Aug 3 02:41:48 UTC 2012

Kramer said much the same at the USA-IGF last week. See some vid at


On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:53 PM, Glenn McKnight <mcknight.glenn at gmail.com>wrote:

> http://middleeast.tmcnet.com/news/2012/08/01/6480875.htm
> We will not support any effort to broaden the scope of the ITRs to
> facilitate any censorship of content or blocking the free flow of
> information and ideas," Ambassador Kramer said. "The United States also
> believes that the existing multi-stakeholder institutions, incorporating
> industry and civil society, have functioned effectively and will continue
> to ensure the health and growth of the Internet and all of its benefits."
> The U.S. will formally constitute its official WCIT delegation in
> mid-September. It will be comprised of experts from U.S. government
> agencies and the private sector, including industry and civil society. This
> reflects the multi-stakeholder approach that has been a hallmark of
> Internet development and governance. Ambassador Kramer will carry out an
> extensive schedule of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other
> nations around the world. Additional proposals will be submitted prior to
> the WCIT, as governments finalize their positions and proposals.
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