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At U.N. Internet summit, calls for change

Delegates at Athens summit tackle the dominance of English, censorship vs. free speech, and other issues.

Athens summit tackles the dominance of the English language, censorship vs. free speech, and other online issues.

Debate erupts at United Nations summit over Cuba's Net connection, including why it's expensive and whether it's censored.
November 2, 2006

Attendees at U.N. summit discuss how U.S. authority to yank country codes could be lessened.
November 1, 2006

Participants at U.N. summit demand more internationalization, saying that the English language enjoys an unfair Net monopoly.
November 1, 2006

podcast Hear CNET News.com's Declan McCullagh report from Greece on the escalating war of words over who should run the Internet and the limits of free speech in cyberspace.
November 1, 2006

At summit, delegates target tech companies abiding by Chinese censorship policies, call for global free-speech regulations.
October 31, 2006

Chinese government official draws incredulous stares at U.N. summit when denying that the Great Firewall of China exists.
October 31, 2006

blog The wireless connection in the main conference hall appeared briefly before dying and leaving attendees bereft of the Net.
October 31, 2006

blog During opening ceremonies, Yoshio Utsumi sets out to challenge beliefs on how the Internet should be governed.
October 31, 2006

Official takes aim at "self-serving justifications" for permitting the U.S. to preserve its unique influence and authority online.
October 30, 2006

Diplomats head to Athens for a summit that will resume a long-simmering debate about the United States' role on the Internet.
October 27, 2006

previous coverage

Dispute over the cost of domain names and VeriSign's lucrative .com monopoly returned to Capitol Hill.
September 20, 2006

U.S. government renews contract with ICANN, extending its grip on the administrative body that coordinates Net addressing until up to 2011.
August 16, 2006

The Bush administration protests Tunisia's crackdown on physical meetings and Web sites at a United Nations summit.
November 18, 2005

African and other Third World nations criticize "disorderly" Internet expression and the "neo-colonial" United States.
November 18, 2005

Although red tape has been slashed, country's progress--and Net speed--can be agonizingly slow and expensive, infrastructure experts say.
November 18, 2005

newsmaker ITU Internet policy adviser Robert Shaw is at center of debate over future of Internet.
November 17, 2005