By Vipin V Nair
Most of us are now home, back in the throes of work. But I’m sure our memories of the one of the UN’s largest summits will linger.
As far as India is concerned, I’m rather doubtful about the impact of decisions such as establishing an internet governance forum. India has one of the fastest-growing internet subscriber bases in the world, and there has never been any attempt to muzzle its use or content. On the other hand, many Indian ICT projects received global exposure thanks to the Summit.
On a personal level, the three hectic days at WSIS were an amazing experience. There were so many events, issues, and people. In fact, as a journalist, the toughest task was not in finding news; it was sifting through the news. In every corner of the exhibition hall, you would come across yet another news story unfolding. How I wish I could have reported on all of it!
But perhaps my fondest memory will be the friends I made in Tunis, who have given me a whole new perspective on reporting on the information society.