[IRP] IRP Digest, Vol 39, Issue 4
Fri Apr 13 18:59:49 EEST 2012
I am based in Canada and would like more information please.
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> 1. Call for volunteers from the Global South! (Dixie Hawtin)
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> From: Dixie Hawtin <Dixie at global-partners.co.uk>
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> Subject: [IRP] Call for volunteers from the Global South!
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> Dear IRPers,
> I just wanted to make a call out, particularly aimed at our IRP members
> who are not from Europe or the USA -
> We have put together a IRP working group to prepare for the IGF, we have
> nine (wonderful!) volunteers, however all but one of use are based in
> Europe or the USA. It would be really great if we could have a few
> volunteers from other parts of the world? A fair geographical spread is not
> a tokenistic aim, but rather it is important because the priority issues
> often vary, but also because the experiences that people have of various
> issues (e.g. copyright, civil society representation in IG etc.) are often
> impacted by where in the world they come from...
> So if you would like to join the group, or would like more information to
> help you make up your mind, please let me know ASAP!
> ALSO, food for thought for all of us attending the next IGF - A group of
> civil society groups have just released this report "Running scared:
> Azerbaijan's silenced voices" highlighting the freedom of expression
> situation in Azerbaijan from 2010 to 2012. The report highlights that
> although the Internet is largely free from direct censorship, the
> authorities are attempting to indirectly control expression online through
> the use of harassment and intimidation against people who are critical of
> the government and have prominent online presences - and there are signs
> that the government is beginning to use filtering and blocking mechanisms
> to control access to websites which challenge government policy or promote
> democratic reform. The report can be read here:
> Dixie Hawtin
> Project Manager, Freedom of Expression and Digital Communications Global
> Partners and Associates
> Development House, 56-64 Leonard St, EC2A 4LT, UK
> Office: +44 (0)20 7549 0338
> mailto:dixie at global-partners.co.uk
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Mark Boudreau B.A. LL.B
Digital Rights Watch
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