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The World Conference on International Telecommunications – 12 (December 3 - 14)

Call to Activists by Civil Society participants


We, the physical and remote participants at The World Conference on International Telecommunications WCIT12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, wish to call the attention of all human rights and technology activists that the recent outage of the ITU website has proved to be of considerable disadvantage to the efforts on the review of the International Telecommunications Regulations - ITRs.

The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is a critical event that the Civil Society believes is key in shaping greater connectivity and growth in international telecommunications. The satisfactory functioning of the ITU website, is central to the success of the meeting as it serves as the document repository, primary webcast channel and orientation platform for all participants.

We therefore call on all concerned activists to refrain from any possible disruptions, hacks or attacks on the ITU website and its related domains. Such effort will be counterproductive, and will hugely disenfranchise remote participants.

The Civil Society participation in ITU deliberations is the result of a long and a hard process that requires constructive efforts for improvement.

We invite you to follow remotely on http://www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/default.aspx

And #WCIT12 on Twitter


Dubai World Trade Center

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Friday, 7th of December 2012

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