This week the second and final meeting of the "World Summit on the Information Society" takes place in Tunis, starting on Wednesday.
Present will be the current "web masters" the USA and the principle partners who created the www most notably Switzerland (who co-organised with the UN the first phase), and a plethora of states who don't allow their citizens freedom of speech or association.
The UN wants to change the "US webmaster" balance in favour of one of four options which would give control to UN appointed bodies.
Many other states, just want to stop the internet.
I can't really explain all this to you in a monday lunchtime. And I feel that amongst the regular contributors to indymedia ireland, there are surely people who can explain the issues better than i can.
But here are some links :-
whats it about-
article from slash dot on WSIS
Internet governance, the position of Reporters Without Borders-
the Swiss media portal dossiers
Swiss platform for the info society
the site of the WSIS
the citizens summit which will also be held in tunis