[IRP] Volunteer needed: Taking Stock - IGF open consultations
M I Franklin
Thu Oct 14 18:49:17 EEST 2010
Thanks Robert - all points duly noted for the record! ;-)
--On Thursday, October 14, 2010 11:28 -0400 "Bodle, Robert"
<Robert_Bodle at mail.msj.edu> wrote:
> I might add:
> The work of the Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition has
> helped gain recognition for human rights at this year's IGF in Vilnius as
> a cross-cutting issue in Internet Governance (see quote and link) -
> "Consequently, Sweden also welcomes initiatives by civil society
> networks, such as the work done by the dynamic coalition on internet
> rights and principles, with their draft charter on internet rights and
> principles. Such policy frameworks serve to take the debate further"
> (I understand that human rights may also be an overarching theme for the
> next IGF meeting in 2011, which will stimulate even further interest and
> provide a greater role for IRP DC).
> I might add specific instances when people from the IRP DC spoke in other
> workshops, panels, plenaries etc. From my reading of the transcript from
> the #IGF10 workshop 'Governance of Social Media' http://bit.ly/au7cIW
> Lisa and Max represented the coalition, demonstrating the role the IPR DC
> plays in linking with other DCs and helping to weave HR concerns into a
> wider range of issues.
> I would mention IRP' DC's new global report 'Human Rights at the Regional
> IGFs' by Dixie Hawtin and regional rapporteurs:
> Also, you could note the role of social media - Twitter and Facebook - in
> helping to raise the salience of HR within IG and to help build the
> Facebook IRP DC group has 570 members
> From: irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
> [irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org] On Behalf Of M I
> Franklin [cos02mf at gold.ac.uk] Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 10:29 AM
> To: Lisa Horner; irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
> Subject: Re: [IRP] Volunteer needed: Taking Stock - IGF open
> 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.
> IRP DC TAKING STOCK - Vilnius IGF 2010
> 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
> The IRP DC
> - Note that the IRP DC is very active and achieving concrete results
> around the Charter; refining and consultation with wider communities
> - 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 emerges
> 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:
>> 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
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Dr Marianne Franklin
Convener of the Transnational Communications & Global Media Program
Media & Communications
London SE14 6NW
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)
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