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MISTICA: US and Brussels digital divide initiative

From: Daniel Pimienta (pimienta@funredes.org)
Date: Sun Sep 09 2001 - 10:52:49 AST


>To: globalcn2000@yahoogroups.com
>From: Claire Shearman <claire.shearman@mcr1.poptel.org.uk>
>Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 11:32:04 +1000
>
> > CDT, INTERNEWS FORM COALITION TO FIGHT DIGITAL DIVIDE
> > Issue: Digital Divide
> > The U.S.-based Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and
Brussels-based
> > Internews groups announced the creation of the Global Internet Policy
> > Initiative, (http://www.gipiproject.org). GIPI is a foundation formed to
> > help developing countries enact policies that narrow the digital
> divide. Jim
> > Dempsey, CDT's director of technology, said "... there's a lot of
confusion
> > out there about what it takes in terms of policy to create an environment
> > where the Internet becomes affordable, widely available and can be
used for
> > economic growth and human development." According to Dempsey, GIPI will
> seek
> > to educate and advise government policymakers and grassroots advocates
on a
> > range of Internet policy issues, including universal service, privacy,
> > technical standards, licensing, digital signatures, content controls
> and the
> > domain name system. The coalitions has already hired 10 full-time "country
> > coordinators" who are familiar with the laws and languages of the
countries
> > in which they are stationed. The project is funded by a number of
> companies,
> > including AOL Time Warner and Microsoft, as well as the Soros
> Foundation and
> > the Markle Foundation - organizations already affiliated with the
> > multi-nation Digital Opportunities Task Force, or "DOT Force."
> > [SOURCE: Washington Post, AUTHOR: Brian Krebs, Newsbytes]
> > (http://www.washtech.com/news/regulation/10964-1.html)



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