[IRP] IRP Statement to Open Consultation for IGF 2010
M I Franklin
Mon Jan 11 12:29:21 EET 2010
Thanks Lisa for these comments.
Anyone else have anything to add?
--On 08 January 2010 11:30 +0000 Lisa Horner <lisa at global-partners.co.uk>
> Thanks for taking the lead with this Marianne. Some very quick notes
> below...would be good to hear people's thoughts and have a discussion
> about the options...
> 1) Contributions that take stock of last year's IGF in Sharm el Sheikh
> - Overall, the meeting was well organized. I think things have improved
> each year.
> - Remote participation seemed to work well. However, workshop
> organizers weren't given much support on how to use it properly and
> technicians weren't always on hand. More information in advance would
> be useful.
> - A wide range of stakeholders in the plenary sessions reaffirmed the
> importance of upholding human rights in the internet age. The challenge
> now is to focus on how that can actually be achieved in practice, and
> what roles different stakeholders can/should play.
> - Discussions, especially in plenary, seemed to be distracted by the
> issue of whether the IGF should continue, and if so, how. (does anyone
> have an update on the status of those discussions?)
> - Links between the main sessions and the workshops still weren't great.
> - Main sessions based around the "traditional" categories of openness,
> diversity etc felt a bit stale. The new themes introduced were
> - main sessions without a large number of panelists worked better, but
> we need to find better ways of ensuring that wider plenary discussion
> remains coherent, dynamic and inclusive.
> 2) Suggestions for the agenda and format of the Vilnius meeting.
> - Rather than having main sessions based around broad themes, could more
> specific questions or policy dilemmas be proposed in advance, that
> people can debate in advance and suggest specific solutions to?
> - Related to the previous point, having sessions that look at a "human
> rights agenda" or "development agenda for IG" I think would be more
> useful than broad themes such as openness and diversity. I think these
> debates have been had in previous open consultations, but I haven't been
> able to keep up with everything...does anyone have any insights on this?
> As a coalition, we should probably discuss whether it's realistic to
> propose a human rights main session...could we propose a development
> main session, and then push for HRs to be a major part of that. Should
> we be proposing development/HRs as an overarching theme again?
> - Again related to previous point, the coalition should propose that it
> participates in the organization of the main session related to
> "openness" or development/HRs/Privacy.
> - Can we suggest ways of linking the national, regional and
> international IGFs better together? It would probably be useful if this
> could be done in a thematic way, for example with feedback from each IGF
> on "openness" being collected beforehand and reported back in the
> openness session. Would require work though - no resources to do it??
> - Can we suggest ways of linking the workshops better to the main
> sessions? There was no formal feedback session last year, and workshop
> organizers weren't given a formal opportunity to feedback in the main
> sessions as far as I'm aware.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
> [mailto:irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org] On Behalf Of
> M I Franklin
> Sent: 07 January 2010 18:50
> To: irp
> Subject: [IRP] IRP Statement to Open Consultation for IGF 2010
> Dear All
> Greetings. To follow on from Max's speed-of-light sending out of the
> minutes of today's IRP phone-conference, this email is a call for
> contributions to a statement from the DC as part of the open
> in preparation for Vilnius later this year.
> Fouad's invitation for ideas and comments for the MAG meetings is pasted
> below fyi so the DC statement also contributes to this side of the
> point 4 in particular.
> In short, the IRP statement can cover:
> Time is short, so we need your comments by Monday at the latest. I will
> then cobble up a first draft for one more round. The statement has to be
> ready to go by 15 January.
> All input welcome on either or both of the two aspects above.
> --On Thursday, January 07, 2010 6:08 +0500 Fouad Bajwa
> <fouadbajwa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Friends,
>> As you are all aware about the IGF Open Consultation and MAG meetings
>> in February 2010, I would like to request those people that cannot
>> participate but would like to be heard to forward their interventions
>> so that we can read and extend them on the floor during the Open
>> Consultation. I further request statements to be brief, concise and to
>> the point as the floor has to be passed on to the wide participation
>> during the consultation.
>> As for the MAG, we have a strong Civil Society MAG group including
>> myself. The MAG is responsible for suggesting the design/organization
>> of the IGF2010. IF you have concerns regarding the programming of the
>> IGF2010, you can forward your statements for intervention to me so
>> that they can be shared amongst our other team members. Once again,
>> the requirement for being brief, concise and to the point applies here
>> as well!
>> Ideas for interventions can involve statements such as but not limited
>> 1. Issues surfaced during the IGF2009 in Sharam.
>> 2. Developing Country Participation/Inclusion Issues.
>> 3. Main Program / Main Theme Issues for IGF2010.
>> 4. Human Rights Issues/Rights on the Internet Issues.
>> 5. Development Agenda for Internet Governance Issues.
>> 6. Youth and Gender Participation Issues.
>> For your convenience and live correspondence, I will be available on
>> Skype (ID:fouadbajwa , kindly don't forget to introduce yourself
>> please while adding me) throughout the three days of meetings (1 day
>> open consultation + 2 days MAG meetings).
>> I look forward to assisting your interventions.
>> Fouad Bajwa
>> Advisor & Researcher
>> ICT4D & Internet Governance
>> Member Multistakeholder Advisory Group (IGF)
>> Member Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC)
>> My Blog: Internet's Governance
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Dr Marianne Franklin
Convener of the Transnational Communications & Global Media Program
Media & Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London
London SE14 6NW
Tel (direct): #44 (0)207 919-7072
Fax: #44 (0) 207 919-7616
email: m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
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