南韓團體抗議網際網路政策

Deep Dish TV 草根衛星網路的部落格:waves of change 「改變的浪潮」最近的一篇文章報導,OECD 國家即將在南韓召開「網際網路經濟的未來」部長級會議。南韓的運動團體在街頭抗議,認為政府應該覺得自己很丟臉,想要展現自己有多麼足以領導網際網路的未來,如今卻曝露出他們的網路人權與社會政策有多麼的貧乏、落後。

OECD ministerial meeting on “the Future of the Internet Economy" will be held in Seoul, Korea from June 17th to 18th. The Korean government seems to use this meeting as an opportunity to show off its advances of the Internet technology and promote “IT Korea global sales" by hosting the World IT Show and other similar events. However, no one would call a nation a ‘leading country of the Internet’ solely on its strong information technology base and IT industries. We hope this meeting would be a chance for the Korean government to recognize and feel embarrassed for its information and communication policies, including Internet policies, which violate many human-rights and is lagging behind.

OECD 國家部長們不知道有沒有聽見,但是我知道網路上的民眾們聽到了。這是同一個南韓:同樣是藉由網路連結,多少萬人上街頭推倒公車的南韓。(圖片與文章引述自 waves of changeKorean Demonstrations Show Strength of Net (and Cartoon) Organizing;延伸閱讀之其他資料來源參考 ohmynews: South Korean Gov’t Mishandled Beef Deal )

The cartoon shows a caricature of President Lee on a balcony above the protesters. Standing beside him is a mad cow. Lee is dressed in a police uniform and on his helmet is written 2MB. 2MB is the pejorative nickname netizens have given him. 2MB is both a pun on Lee’s name (Lee in Korean sounds the same as the word for 2) and MB stands for Lee’s initials and for the computer term megabytes. 2MB represents the limited mental capacity netizens attribute to Lee.

仔細檢視「網際網路經濟的未來:首爾宣言」(The Seoul Declaration for the Future of Internet Economy)(PDF 檔案),其中預計要簽署的國家有澳洲、奧地利、比利時、加拿大等 41 個國家與區域經濟體;並且表達這些國家的共同意願,要推動網際網路經濟、刺激資訊傳播科技(ICT)部門中的永續經濟成長與繁榮、支持創新、投資與競爭的健全政策與法規環境。倘若在這個時刻來對照南韓民間團體的聲音,尤其是在網際網路這樣的領域中,公民社會的聲音如此刺耳地指出這其中的行禮如儀與偽善,恐怕會是相當大的諷刺。

看看別人,想想自己。台灣政府對於 ICT 部門的政策整合與規劃方向,是否還有所疑慮而躊躇不前?以往台灣所締造出來的奇蹟,如今已經是世界各國普遍希冀架構於上的創新基礎,更進一步推動跨國與國際間的網際網路經濟大方向。是否放棄所有民間、業界的競爭力成果,還期待中國能夠解決台灣一切的困境與成長瓶頸?可能需要深思吧。

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