1. "To help clear things up, let’s take a look at one proposal in particular that open Internet advocates are almost universally shunning: that of Russia."

  2. An unprecedented debate over how the global Internet is governed is set to dominate a meeting of officials in Dubai next week, with many countries pushing to give a United Nations body broad regulatory powers even as the United States and others contend such a move could mean the end of the open Internet.


  4. Bibi just literally drew a red line on Iran’s nuclear program at the UNGA.



  6. "The thing is, those proposals have absolutely no chance of gaining the kind of consensus that is required for an international treaty. The USA several other countries are pushing back against these efforts, making them a non-starter. Last week, the US Congress even passed a provision lambasting efforts to give the ITU regulatory authority over the Internet."
    — "No, the UN is Not Trying to Control Your Internet," commentary from UN watcher Mark Leon Goldberg.

    (Source: undispatch.com)