Welcome 2013 – The Year of Internet Governance: A New Year’s Message from our Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica Trust
January 10, 2013
MegaTrends, Black Swans, People Power, Rules of engagement
CyberCrime, IG Political Theater, Cyber War,
Zero day-attacks, Boundary breaking, Raising the bar
What will continue:
Net activism, Euro-zone collapse, Mobile centric everything, E-commerce everything, Content Portal
IG Romanticizing Multilaterals, G-Zero World
Occupy.africa: expect a fireball of controversy.
- We will continue our yes2dotafrica campaign;
- We will apply for the .africa gTLD with ICANN;
- We will fight special interest groups that will put obstacles towards our goals for .africa & ICANN;
- We will do this and more on your behalf;
- We will thus continue to keep our promises to you!
We have done all of the above and more
We have engaged with United States Congress for internet freedom for all, we have campaigned and spread the news for an free and open internet using all available platforms we have from Africa, to Europe to Canada.
We have also campaigned globally making the case for .africa and representing your interest. When faced with unreasonable challenges, we have also fought for what is right and succeeded. Most importantly, we have had many victories!
A number of significant victories were achieved that hold DCA’s principles in 2012, to include the UN Declaration for Human Rights for Free Speech, the significant, landmark opposition to Internet Regulation by WCIT-12 conference, and for our .africa, defeat of our opponents on the .dotafrica string issue, when ICANN approved our change request.
All with your support!
Our 2013 Resolution is simple:
a free and open .africa and internet!
A Thank You Note for our Supporters!
Global Advisory Leadership Team of DCA who have provided moral support as well as championed key victories that DCA scored this year, either behind the scenes or publicly.
I would also like to thank and recognize the efforts of our key partners from Africa and globally in this successful journey DCA made in 2012, SafariCom, CentralNic, Fincom,
our Pan African Organizations and Government Partners to include Kenya, Ethiopia and many others who traveled the journey and stayed the course with us.
Without your support, we know our mission and campaign for internet freedom, free speech, as well as our efforts of six years for a free and open .africa would have been compromised. Herein we have just re-stated our 2013 resolution.
Sophia BekeleFounder/Executive Director