Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Message From Access Now: The ITU Could Put The Internet Behind Closed Doors.

The stakes are high, so we need to mobilize the global internet. Click here to tell your government to oppose handing over key decisions about the internet to the ITU. 
To Whom This May Concern:

Governments from around the world will soon gather in Dubai at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), where they will negotiate a binding international treaty that could change the internet as we know it.

Several countries are proposing to expand the powers of a government-dominated institution, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Some proposals could legitimize monitoring and blocking online traffic. Others threaten privacy, seek to impose new fees for accessing content, or could very well slow down connection speeds¹

Governments in Latin America to Africa to Asia are expressing doubt about these proposals, and we've been told that hearing directly from their citizens could sway their vote. Together with Fight for the Future², Access has put together a video to mobilize the global internet to call on our governments to oppose handing over key decisions about the internet to the ITU.  

Let’s use the internet’s global reach to save it. Watch and share the video by clicking the link below, and sign this urgent petition. We'll deliver it before they gather in Dubai on December 3: 

For an open internet,
The Access Team
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² Fight for the Future

How the ITU could put the internet behind closed doors.

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