America, the UN and the Future of Communications

Posted in: Governance at 22/02/2011 16:58

In May of this year, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and other UN organizations such as UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, are scheduled to convene in Geneva to talk about regulation of the growth and development of the Internet.

With the Middle East and, frankly, the world, staging protests, America may have mixed feelings about creating the Internet and being the lone superpower in charge. After all, with the invention of the worldwide web, Facebook, Twitter and browsers galore, the world can get information on almost anything, anytime, anywhere. Maybe it is better if oversight of this tool of economic and political force is out of our hands.

To read this article in The Huffington Post in full, see:
www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/the-us-and-the-un-and-the_b_825559.html

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