Late last week, the ITU Council announced its decision to make public one of the summary documents of proposals to amend the ITRs. (For background on the ITRs and the WCIT, see our ITU page.) Notably, a prior version of this document was leaked weeks ago on WCITleaks, and we welcome the release of an updated version. But it is hard to see how this limited release translates into meaningful transparency. The vast majority of documents related to the WCIT process, including specific positions governments are taking on behalf of their citizens, remain locked behind a password wall and are only available to Member States and Sector Members. The ITU Council was forced to confront the issue of transparency following significant pressure from civil society groups from around the world.
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