[IRP] Call: Catch up and prepare for the IGF!

Brett Solomon brett
Sun Jul 31 01:09:00 EEST 2011

Agreed with Meryem about the booth.

I wonder whether it might be of use to map out the panels, workshops,
plenaries etc that IRP 'members' are on or organising.

And then on the flip side to make sure that IRP 'members' are in attendance
of other important IGF panels where we should be present. One thing that I
noticed over the last 2 IGFs is that we sort of tend to hang together, but
with such great voices amongst us and such important discussions being had
in other rooms, I feel as though we should try to be more strategic and
distributed across the breadth of the event (I know for instance that the IP
lobby think this way when planning their participation).


On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Meryem Marzouki <meryem at marzouki.info>wrote:

> Dear Dixie and all,
> Thanks for organizing this conf call. Unfortunately, I wont be able to
> participate, since my holidays starts only this week. Please note that I'll
> be participating to the IGF in Nairobi, so will be fully available for IRP
> activities (workshops etc.). Re: the booth, I would advise thinking twice
> before accepting it: yes, we do have some literature to display and
> distribute, however having a booth implies having enough people to stand by
> the booth the whole IGF duration, and I doubt we can do this. So, either
> think about sharing the booth with other groups (with similar interests), or
> consider asking an organization such as APC that does have its own booth and
> display our literature there.
> Best,
> Meryem
> Le 29 juil. 2011 ? 13:01, Dixie Hawtin a ?crit :
> Hi IRPers,****
> ** **
> All has been fairly quiet on the IRP list over the past couple of months.
> However, things have bubbling away below the surface. Now is the time to
> have a catch up about where we are at on various initiatives and to plan
> ahead so that the IRP can make a big splash at the 2011 IGF in Kenya! We are
> going to have a conference call next week to discuss the IGF ? please fill
> in this doodle poll to let us know what time you can make. THE POLL CLOSES
> ON TUESDAY 2ND AUGUST at 5:00 BST.****
> ** **
> Doodle poll: http://www.doodle.com/xat9322bxgu4pd76****
> ** **
> Look forward to speaking to you soon, Dixie****
> ** **
> ================================================================================
> ****
> *Agenda for the call*
> ** **
> The IRP Coalition has already achieved a lot since the 2010 IGF, we have:*
> ***
> ?         written a Version 1.1 of the Charter****
> ?         written the 10 Internet Rights and Principles****
> ?         Started issuing (and signing on to) statements about relevant
> issues****
> ?         consulted the Council of Europe about our Charter work****
> ?         delivered a workshop at Eurodig called ?Making the Internet work
> for Human Rights?****
> ** **
> We also have a number of ongoing initiatives:****
> ?         An *Explanatory Document* for the Charter. Toby Mendel of the
> Centre for Law and Democracy is writing a document to accompany the Charter
> which will outline legal sources of the articles of the Charter. It should
> therefore be a useful tool for advocacy initiatives to promote human rights
> on the Internet. This will be sent around in the next couple of weeks for
> discussion.****
> ?         A *Charter Version 2.0* ? we need to incorporate suggestions
> from the Council of Europe and from the Centre for Law and Democracy into
> the Charter. How should we do this and what other amendments are necessary?
> ****
> ?         A *new website* ? Robert Bodle is putting together a new
> interactive website to promote the IRP and our work and issues. What belongs
> on the website?****
> ?         *TedX Harlem* ? Lee McKnight is arranging for the IRP to be
> included as part of a TedX talk in Harlem. Who wants to be involved in this?
> ****
> ** **
> On top of that the Kenya IGF is fast approaching and there are a number of
> things that the Coalition should prepare:****
> ?         *Our IRP meeting*: this is the main occasion to showcase IRP
> work and issues to the broader Internet Governance world, to recruit new
> members and ensure that important issues are aired. How can we use this
> space most effectively?****
> ?         The IRP is jointly organizing (with Ben Wagner) *a workshop
> looking at the export of surveillance technologies*. The idea is that the
> Charter will be a framing device for thinking about how to address a
> concrete real human rights issue ? and to think about what (if anything) can
> be done to address it. Who would like to be involved in this workshop?****
> ?         *An IRP booth*: the IRP have been offered a booth at the IGF if
> we want it. I think this would be a great opportunity to display our banner,
> and our literature (we have loads of punchy principles to hand out!). What
> else could we put in our booth?****
> ?         There is a possibility that the IRP may jointly organize (with
> FGV) *a workshop looking at different sets of principles* (including the
> Charter) to compare and contrast different principles, analyzing the pros
> and cons of different approaches and to what extent they represent key
> values. Provided it goes ahead, who wants to be involved in organising this
> workshop?****
> ?         The IRP should have a *separate internal meeting* whilst many of
> us are in Kenya to discuss the structure of the Coalition (and how to elect
> a new chair) and strategising for the future.****
> ** **
> Anything else?****
> ================================================================================
> ****
> ** **
> ___________________________________________________________****
> *Dixie Hawtin*
> *Project Coordinator, Freedom of Expression and Communications **Global
> Partners and Associates*
> 338 City Road, London, EC1V 2PY, UK****
> Office: + 44 207 239 8251  ****
> *mailto:dixie at global-partners.co.uk <dixie at global-partners.co.uk>*****
> *www.global-partners.co.uk*****
> ** **
> _______________________________________________
> IRP mailing list
> IRP at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
> http://lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org/listinfo.cgi/irp-internetrightsandprinciples.org
> --
> Meryem Marzouki - Paris, France
> Email: meryem at marzouki.info
> Lab. LIP6/CNRS/UPMC - www-polytic.lip6.fr
> IRIS (Imaginons un r?seau Internet solidaire) - www.iris.sgdg.org
> EDRI (European Digital Rights) - www.edri.org
> _______________________________________________
> IRP mailing list
> IRP at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
> http://lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org/listinfo.cgi/irp-internetrightsandprinciples.org

Brett Solomon
Executive Director

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org/pipermail/irp-internetrightsandprinciples.org/attachments/20110730/75541c8e/attachment-0001.htm>

More information about the IRP mailing list