Speech by Daniel Pimienta to introduce PREPCOM/WSIS as a member of the civil society - Geneva, July 1, 2002:

   "I have not gotten used to attending the large system meetings of the United Nations. I work in the field, as an investigator and actor in the organized civil society of the South, and I am active in workshops like those found in virtual communities of for learning and collaboration. My presence here today is symptomatic of how the World Summit on the Information Society can be different from the traditional summits and open new spaces and modalities of participation.

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