Africa speaks : Internet governance
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Long before the fi rst phase of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), and even before Internet Governance became a contentious issue, Africa had started to voice its concerns about the way the Internet was being deployed and managed. Under the framework of the African Information Society Initiative, the Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA) organized various online discussions, meetings and workshops with a view to encouraging debate and clarifying Africa’s stance on this issue. This publication refl ects the various concerns from stakeholders. For a continent known as being a passive listener in international forums, Africa does today speak out loudly and clearly, not just for the sake of saying something, but with the purpose of enriching the global decision making process with sound, in depth and documented proposals.