[IRP] New DRAFT Version 1.1 taking on board comments

M I Franklin cos02mf
Fri Dec 24 14:27:28 EET 2010


Thanks Dixie for this tremendous work; like others I will respond when I'm 
back from leave in early January.

Warmest season's greetings to one and all.

--On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 16:15 +0000 Dixie Hawtin 
<Dixie at global-partners.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
> At the following link you will find the new DRAFT Version 1.1 taking into
> account the illuminating discussions that have been taking place over the
> past couple of months:
> http://www.freedomofexpression.org.uk/resources/version+1+1+draft
> The debates have been quite hasty and at times hard to keep up with: this
> is a chance for everyone who would like to contribute to Version 1.1 to
> do so before it is finalized. PLEASE SEND IN ANY COMMENTS BY JANUARY 8TH.
> Then, using those comments, a final version 1.1 will be released for
> consultation!
> A word of caution: I have not been able to incorporate every point,
> especially where there are strongly conflicting views or where major
> changes have been suggested without substantial support from the wider
> Coalition. However, Version 1.1 does not need to be perfect, just good
> enough to take outside of the Coalition. So, please do look through this
> Version and if there are things which you think must URGENTLY be changed
> before we finalize Version 1.1, please say so. If there are things that
> you want to change but not necessarily in time for Version 1.1, please do
> still contribute these thoughts as they will inform the consultations.
> In the interests of not writing a giant essay, here are just a couple of
> points which I wanted to highlight:
> *Blocking and filtering: this was meant to be looked at in a final
> conference call but unfortunately we ran out of time. I have tried to
> take on board people's concerns, however I know the language that I
> came up with is far from great, so if anyone can clarify the meaning and
> language of this provision that would be very helpful indeed.
> *The sections on "Human Dignity" and "Equality before the law"
> have been removed because they contained nothing except a repetition of
> the relevant UDHR right, and so they were redundant and looked odd. Let
> me know if you disagree. I do however think that human dignity is a
> relevant concept. Perhaps we could put a clause about human dignity in
> the Preamble?
> Furthermore, at the link above you will also find a document containing
> FAQs about the Charter. This is an attempt to capture what the Charter is
> and explain it in an easily communicable way for use both inside and
> outside of the Coalition. If you have time to have a look at this
> document too then please do, although if you only have time to read one,
> please choose the Charter.
> I wish you all very happy holidays!
> Dixie
> ___________________________________________________________
> Dixie Hawtin
> Researcher Global Partners and Associates
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Dr Marianne Franklin
Convener of the Transnational Communications & Global Media Program
Media & Communications
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
United Kingdom
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email: m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk

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