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BRICs push for bigger say in running of internet

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Campaigners for a loosely regulated Internet are alarmed at the risk to Web freedom from fast-growing BRIC and other emerging economies seeking more say in how the online realm is policed. They fear tighter government control by authoritarian countries will strangle the liberal culture which has allowed…

UN considers panel of governments to set policies for policing the Internet

A United Nations task force formed last week said it was considering the creation of a new inter-governmental working group to help further international cooperation on policies to police the Internet. The discussion was undertaken to “enhance” and extend the work of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a UN-sponsored organization…