[IRP] Volunteer needed: Taking Stock - IGF open consultations

M I Franklin cos02mf
Thu Oct 14 17:29:43 EEST 2010

Dear All

In the middle of all these other consultations, just to confirm that I am 
undertaking to draw up the IRP Taking Stock Statement for the Open 
Consultations (did it last year, can do it again..!).

This statement is by definition, short, sweet and not too punchy - can say 
things like they are but also can praise where praise is due. Need not be 
more than 1 page or so.

So far Lisa and I have come up with a rough outline of the following 
general points to cover. This at present a wish-list/brainstorm; levels of 
punchiness and brevity/detail can be ironed out as we go. So, thanks for 
any input on the points  below!

The deadline is in 10 days so I'm looking to send a first version out next 
week - early.


Practical & Organizational Points about Vilnius and future IGF Venues

1) The remote participation seemed to work well; different levels of 
participation in different workshops...
- the IRP applauds this initiative and look forward to more of it.
- captioning software needs refining; participants need awareness training 
about how to speak when being captioned...

2)  The noise levels in workshops held in the ground-floor open-plan rooms 
were unacceptable; made things very difficult.

3) Transport, food and other facilities: [any comments?]

Substantive Issues

1) Main sessions should address more specific issues. As noted last year, 
the tendency to rehash old, broad themes (e.g. "SOP") are unproductive


- Note that the IRP DC is very active and achieving concrete results around 
the Charter; refining and consultation with wider communities underway,...

- DC would like to explore ways of working more closely with the 

- keen to retain meeting slots for the next IGF if its format changes.

- We are open to ideas of forming a more formal working group if that model 

Other points


--On Tuesday, October 05, 2010 10:34 +0100 Lisa Horner 
<LisaH at global-partners.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all
> The next IGF open consultations are on 22 November, and the deadline for
> submitting a contribution to be reflected in a synthesis paper is 24 Oct.
> I think the general theme at this stage is taking stock of the 2010 IGF,
> and making suggestions for 2011.  I think it would be good if the IRP
> makes a submission, both in terms of inputting our suggestions and
> maintaining our profile.  But we need a volunteer?could anyone offer to
> take the lead with this please?  Our statement from last year is here:
> http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/node/355
> Thanks,
> Lisa
> ___________________________________________________________
> Lisa Horner
> Head of Research & Policy  Global Partners and Associates
> 338 City Road, London, EC1V 2PY, UK
> Office: + 44 207 239 8251     Mobile: +44 7867 795859
> LisaH at global-partners.co.uk  www.global-partners.co.uk

Dr Marianne Franklin
Convener of the Transnational Communications & Global Media Program
Media & Communications
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
United Kingdom
Tel (direct): #44 (0)207 919-7072
Fax: #44 (0) 207 919-7616
email: m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk

"It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature,
without forming an opinion on them. On the other hand, it is perfectly
possible to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have
the slightest thought about them whatsoever." (Douglas Adams)

More information about the IRP mailing list