[At-Large] Jack Ma New Co-Chair of Global Internet Governance Alliance #AliBaba #GIGA

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Mon Jul 6 14:51:41 UTC 2015

On 6 July 2015 at 16:41, Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the explanation.
> I think a lot of people will be pleased to learn that we don't have
> another entity cropping up in this space.
> Your response w.r.t to Chinese reporting also clarifies why Jack Ma's
> appointment seems to overshadow the rest of the co-chairs.
> I guess this frees us up to deliberate more on the arbitrary and
> unprecedented co-chair selection criteria.

​I suppose so, and I too appreciate the explanation ... though the episode,
as described,  indicates a remarkable lack of media relations competence.
Such a major issues as "what is the group named", one would think, should
not be the subject of such needless confusion.

But now that THAT's out of the way .... we can get back to the original
issue of trying to figure out exactly what problem ​this organization --
whatever it is called -- is supposed to non-redundantly solve. ;-) Adding
Chinese representation to the mix doesn't magically provide an answer to
that question.

​- Evan
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