Update from the WSIS

The World Summit on an Information Society is currently under way in Tunisia, and it would seem that the most controversial aspect of this whole world summit hasn’t been the ensuing fight of who should run the internet but where it is being hosted: Tunisia, with stories about the clampdown on freedom of speech by the government in Tunisia the main focus of most stories up to now!

Writing from the Summit, Kieren McCarthy provides an interesting insight to what is happening in her blog entry titled internet, freedom of speech and the UN I love the part that reports how the Tunisian government are paying the UN in Tunisian dinars – which are, unfortunately for everyone except the Tunisians, non-transferable

For more updates on what’s happening at the Summit check out the official Summit website or you could try the Tunisian version

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