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United Nations Control of the Internet Rejected Until 2005

GENEVA, December 9, 2003 ( - Preparatory talks for the United Nations' World Summit on the Information Society, which opens tomorrow, have agreed that the Internet will not be placed under United Nations control thanks to the insistence of the United States. The representatives at the talks agreed that the United Nations would establish a committee to study governance of the Internet and make recommendations by 2005.

Reporting on the developments, Tom DeWeese writes: Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, government diplomats and non-governmental organizations (NGO's) have gathered at the World Information Summit to discuss the "role of the media," in order to set "acceptable boundaries to freedom of expression."

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