OpenMedia

Stop the Secrecy

A surprise attack

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 05:21 -- Steve Anderson

Telecom giants and repressive regimes around the world are teaming up to make the Internet more expensive, surveilled, and censored. The stakes couldn't be higher. We need you to take a stand as part of a global community right now.

Take action!

Wow. Telecom giants and repressive regimes are teaming up to use a little-known UN agency to make the Internet more expensive,1 surveilled,2 and censored.3

We need you to take a stand as part of a global community right now.

You are part of what looks like the largest movement in history. And the stakes couldn't be higher.

Internet freedom means connection with loved ones, open innovation, and free expression without interference by Big Telecom or repressive governments. All this is under threat right now, but you can make a difference in just a few seconds.

We're already working together globally to stop new Internet fees being imposed through trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),4 and we’re building an international pro-Internet coalition working together seamlessly around the world.5 This kind of success is unique, it's inspiring, and it's something you should be proud of.

Please don't let them take it away from you – raise your voice now.

Thank you so much for being a part of this,

Steve on behalf of your OpenMedia Team

P.S. Whether it be opening the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to citizen comments or building the worlds biggest Internet freedom coalition, we’re bringing the pro-Internet community together to amplify your voice. Our community can only continue to be successful with stable support; you can help by becoming an Ally.

 

Footnotes

[1] See our blog, ITU proposals threaten Internet freedom and access, or the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Two Page Memo on Telecom Operators Proposal for New Internet Charging Scheme [PDF]

[2] See our blog, UN proposals threaten the Internet as we know it, or the Wired magazine article, The Kremlin’s New Internet Surveillance Plan Goes Live Today

[3] See GigaOM: Is the UN the next big threat to Internet freedom?

[4] See the successes with the StopTheTrap.net campaign so far listed in this recent letter to supporters: It’s time to amplify our voice against the TPP’s Internet trap

[5] See the StopTheTrap.net Coalition members listed here, and organizations who have signed on to protect global Internet freedom here.