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Daily Archive for Wednesday, November 16th, 2005


[email – read from bottom up]

Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 06:17:43 -0500
To: Roberto Mangabeira Unger
From: Charles Nesson
Subject: Re: Jamaica/Brazil + China
Cc: “ronaldo Lemos” ,

Are you interested?


Go to the Berkman Center home page,
Read the filtering report on Tunisia and consider its implications.
Read my blog response to Jimmy Wales,
Consider how you would address national regimes of the world on how they should think about filtering their national information space.


At 03:49 PM 11/15/2005, you wrote:
OK, but how in the future what can we do with regard to these international meetings?
At 02:27 PM 11/15/2005, you wrote:
You are late. This is the World Summit i spoke about with you back when you appeared to be curious about a cyber strategy for your campaign. WSIS – google it.

At 12:46 PM 11/15/2005, you wrote:
I don;t even know what WSIS is. How then can I be on top of what’s happening there?
At 11:36 AM 11/15/2005, you wrote:

Are you on top of what’s happening at WSIS?

WSIS – Focus 2

At 09:07 AM 11/16/2005, Jimmy Wales wrote:
What sort of provocative thing ought I to say in Tunis about this:

I’m going to try not to get stabbed, but getting thrown out of the
country early wouldn’t be so bad… my little girl has a daisy troop
thing I don’t want to miss. 🙂


Assume your audience has the facts, point those who don’t toward coverage of the report. Address the plight of nations and national leaders who are feeling threatened by our open global communications network and who respond by filtering, like Tunis. Do not talk down. Focus on the trajectory of freedom over time. See China PRP, for example, as a government in which the trajectory of freedom is positive. The operative point of focus should not be the state of filtering at any one given time but on the slope of the freedom curve. Are people looking up, or are people looking down. Rebecca MacKinnon sounds from China, Ethan from ACCRA. Sound this note for Global Voices.