[IRP] Suggestions for 10 IRP presentation and dissemination

M I Franklin cos02mf
Tue Apr 5 23:51:06 EEST 2011

Dear All

I fully support Meryem's suggestions - practical as well as crucial for 
ensuring that the online presence of all things concerning this Charter 
corresponds with its raison d'?tre.

Re. helping out; I have a PDF_Maker facility here so can convert 
translations into PDF format. For the record, who is 
coordinating/moderating the dedicated website?


--On Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:29 +0100 Lisa Horner 
<LisaH at global-partners.co.uk> wrote:

> Thanks for this Meryem - great suggestions.  It's really fantastic that
> we have all of the languages coming in (Bosnian/Croatian, Macedonian,
> Romanian, Albanian and German newly posted).  We need to make sure that

> we make the most of them, as you say.  We could really do with people's
> help for this.  We need:
> * People who can edit WordPress to help Robert B and Jenn to update the
> dedicated WordPress site. * People who can use Illustrator to help us put
> the language versions into flyers * People who can help transform the
> flyers into single page pdf designs as Meryem suggests. * Someone to
> design and create a button/banner that people can use to link through to
> the principles as meryem suggests. * If you helped with a translation,
> please send me an email to confirm your name and affiliation so that we
> can credit your fantastic work. And please could you also translate the
> contact info (e.g. links to facebook etc), if your version doesn't have
> that?
> Thanks again to everyone for all of their efforts so far.  Including our
> original punchy group (Brett, Shaila, Karmen, Henrik, Carlos and Dixie),
> all those who commented and shaped the principles, those who designed the
> flyer, Robert and Jenn for their amazing work with Digress.it, all of the
> translators, and all of those who have been spreading the word. Really
> great team effort.
> All the best,
> Lisa
> ________________________________________
> From: irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
> [irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org] On Behalf Of Meryem
> Marzouki [meryem at marzouki.info] Sent: 05 April 2011 11:32
> To: IRP
> Subject: [IRP] Suggestions for 10 IRP presentation and dissemination
> Dear Lisa, Dixie and all,
> Now that we have many language versions of the 10 Internet Rights and
> Principles, with more to come, I would like to offer a couple of
> suggestions for their presentation on the IRP coalition website.
> 1/ Since there is, in addition to the main website
> (http://internetrightsandprinciples.org), anoher website dedicated to the
> coalition outcomes (http://irpcharter.org), i.e. so far the Charter and
> the 10 IRP, it is crucial to keep both of them updated. As for now, new
> translations are being added on the main website but not on the dedicated
> website.
> 2/ Since we can't control through which link (and thus, language) the
> reader comes to either of the coalition website (main or dedicated), we
> should mention, on each page with a given language version, the list (in
> alphabetical order) of other available languages through a simple list of
> links with the language name.
> 3/ We should provide PDF versions of all languages, in the same format (1
> full single page, not the flyer format), reproducing the 10 IRP "logo"
> (the vintage computers) and providing the info on the coalition ("Get
> involved with developing the IRP Charter at www.irpcharter.org, follow us
> at @netrights on Twitter or join the Internet Rights and Principles
> Facebook group") in the given language. I note that this info is missing
> in the French version (my fault, I'll provide it ASAP), this should be
> checked with other versions too. The PDF is useful for easy printing
> (even in black and white) when people have some opportunity to
> disseminate the document at meetings and other gatherings. A simple
> format for each language version could be:
> - on top, the short intro in the box (as it appears at
> http://irpcharter.org/ for the English version) - the 10 principles
> themselves
> - on bottom, the short info on the coalition (with URL of the FB group
> develop for the PDF version, and adding a contact email address), maybe
> in a box with the same border as the top box
> 4/ Since many people - beyond coalition members - have joined efforts to
> provide translation, I think it's time to give them credit by mentioning
> the authors of the given translation, as far as possible in terms of
> organizations. This would certainly be appreciated, and would probably
> encourage them to campaign for the 10 IRP in their own countries and
> through their own networks.
> 5/ We should provide a simple logo or banner or button that people and
> organizations may put on their own website with a link to the 10 IRP in
> all languages. Something like (in terms of size) The Public Voice
> coalition did for the "Madrid Privacy Declaration" (see the 3rd logo in
> the left column at: http://thepublicvoice.org). This has proven useful to
> disseminate the information and get involved.
> Please let me know what you think on these suggestions.
> Best,
> Meryem Marzouki
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Dr Marianne Franklin
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