UN's ITU Debates Its Role in Internet Governance

This week in Hong Kong, the International Telecommunication Union is putting on the telecommunications industry's biggest gathering, called ITU Telecom World, attracting about 70,000 people. But some of the conference's attention will be focused on the role of the ITU itself. Should it concern itself with Internet governance — a role that its Western members find particularly objectionable — or should it focus on ground-level issues, like access to telecommunications in developing countries?

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