[DC3] Guadalajara Declaration and DC3 Report

Leandro Navarro leandro at pangea.org
Fri Nov 4 11:51:51 UTC 2016


I also agree, we should start with a clear, precise statement of the
challenge/situation, if possible with references to recognized sources.

Regards, Leandro.


On 4/11/16 05:57, Carlos Rey-Moreno wrote:
> Dear Luca, thank you very much for all you work on the declaration and
> the report.
>
> The declaration does not incorporate the concern I raised  about the
> first sentence of the preamble ( "Over three billion people do not
> have access to communication infrastructure") being a potential source
> of discrediting the whole declaration as it is not accurate.
>
> While there is common agreement that there are only 3 billion people
> connected to (using) the Internet, that does not mean that they do not
> have access to communications.  For instance, the ITU shows that
> coverage for both GSM and 3G networks is way beyond that number [1].
> Other reasons may explain this gap, affordability, lack of relevant
> content, confidence/skills, etc, but not lack of access.  Thus, I
> propose, after the input from John Dada in the same email thread, to
> rephrase that sentence to:
> "Over four billion people may remain unconnected to the Internet,
> including around a billion who do not have access to basic telephony
> services".
>
> Regards,
>
> carlos
>
> [1] http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/facts/default.aspx
> <http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/facts/default.aspx>
>
>
>
> On 3 November 2016 at 23:05, Luca Belli <luca.belli at fgv.br
> <mailto:luca.belli at fgv.br>> wrote:
>
>     Hi all,
>
>      
>
>     Here is the v.3.0 of the Declaration
>     https://pad.codigosur.org/GuadalajaraDeclaration
>     <https://pad.codigosur.org/GuadalajaraDeclaration>
>
>     I think we have a very good text that we can submit to the IGF
>     Secretariat as a DC3 outcome, together with the DC3 Report (or at
>     least the Outline of the Report, in light of the fact that the
>     Report is 172-page long)
>
>     You can find the Outline of the Report here
>     https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/DC3_Report_Outline
>     <https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/DC3_Report_Outline>
>
>      
>
>     FYI, free hard-copies of the report will be distributed at the DC3
>     session (the printing and editing is sponsored by CTS/FGV). The
>     Report will also be available online under Creative Commons License.
>
>      
>
>     Regarding the Declaration, although I was initially favourable to
>     the use of square km rather than miles, some of you (particularly
>     Bob) made some very good points on the usefulness of
>     adopting/enhancing existing terminology. In this perspective, I
>     think if could be wiser to speak about “first square mile” (see
>     Preamble)
>
>      
>
>     Lastly, as you may recall, the IGF Secretariat asked to submit 5
>     statements that describe our outcome and can be used to request
>     feedback on the DC3 outcome to the IGF participants. I suggest we
>     simply use the preamble and the 4 paragraphs of the Declaration as
>     statements. Let me know if you have different suggestions on the
>     matter.
>
>      
>
>     Many thanks for your excellent feedback and for the great debate
>     so far.
>
>     All the best
>
>     Luca
>
>      
>
>     FGV Direito Rio
>
>     	
>
>     *Luca Belli, PhD*
>     /Senior Researcher/
>     /Head of /*/Internet Governance @ FGV
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