ITU Director General ‘Surprised’ By U.S. Dissent On New Telecoms Treaty, Says Internet And Content Issues Are Not In There

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http://techcrunch.com – The director general of the International Telecommunication Union today spoke of his surprise and disappointment with the US, UK and other nations walking out of a vote to approve a new UN telecoms treaty, the first update to international regulation of the industry in 24 years. The treaty has been charged with controversy over questions of how it would approach Internet provisioning and freedom of speech, with several parties weighing in before and during the UN meeting in Dubai to make their positions known. “Yesterday we met twice,” director general Hamadoun Toure (pictured lef (IT news)