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[I-coordination] Nominations to /1Net Steering committee & Brazil Meeting Organising commitees

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at
Fri Dec 6 20:47:04 CET 2013

I wonder how and when did Fadi receive a mandate to move out beyond
ICANN and step into the political economy space of Internet Governance
and multilateral activities which led to interventions with a
government that was actually also a signatory of the WCIT outcome
document? Does this also assert that ICANN is trying to move beyond
its mandate into an ITU attempted take over of the Internet Governance
space that was attempted at the WCIT?

If 1Net is a completely different and separate space from the
Montevideo assertion then I would like to learn how did this gap
evolve in the first place where the need for such a coalition was
felt? My interest comes from the fact that about 90% of the people
involved in this group's mailing list in the first month of its
creation are all either IGF MAG members or ICANN community
members....and if they have felt that the IGF or ICANN settings and
meetings are insufficient to address their prevailing concerns, why
haven't they resigned and left the IGF MAG or ICANN AC/OC's and taken
on this quote n quote "movement"?

On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 12:02 AM, Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at> wrote:
> So then is not unrealistic to think that there may have been (even slim)
> probability that Fadi knew about the meeting but didn't share the
> information with the rest.
> Isn't he part of the I*s ?
> Regards
> Jorge
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:50 PM, John Curran <jcurran at> wrote:
>> On Dec 7, 2013, at 2:04 AM, Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at> wrote:
>> > I didn't make the assertion about 1Net being formed as a unified
>> > lobbying group, or said that Fadi's meeting in Brasil was discussed in
>> > Montevideo.
>> Correct, you did not make such assertions.  You simply informed McTim he
>> needed to correct
>> his agenda and facts when he refuted Fouad's assertions in this area.
>> McTim was correct in
>> pointing out that "The above is NOT possible because in Montevideo, the
>> I*s didn't know there
>> would be a Brazil mtg. They didn't even know that Fadi would get a mtg
>> with Brazilian Pres."
>> McTim's statement of facts, at least with regard to the Montevideo
>> meeting, are quite correct.
>> There was no discussion of a Brazil meeting; there was discussion of the
>> need for a 1net
>> initiative to improve community engagement on Internet governance matters.
>> > About that particular meeting in Brazil, Fadi's mandate according to the
>> > ICANN BoD was by the end of September, Montevideo was 10/7, Fadi in Brasilia
>> > 10/9.
>> > Just find out when he learned about the meeting and when travel
>> > arrangements to Brasilia were made, that will help clear the transparency
>> > issues.
>> Excellent questions for you to raise with Fadi if you have such concerns.
>> I can't speak to what
>> Fadi's goals or aspirations or travel plans were when he was in
>> Montevideo, only to what the
>> I* leaders actually discussed when we got together.
>> Thanks!
>> /John

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