[IRP] UN HRC panel on FX on the internet next week - update

Dixie Hawtin Dixie
Wed Feb 22 15:57:37 EET 2012

I really wish I could be there, am looking forward to following it from afar!

Information about another upcoming event (From Abbe Brown):

SCRIPT Conference on IT and IP Law
6-8 June

The Arts and Humanities Research Council Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Edinburgh ('SCRIPT') will be ten years old in 2012.  To celebrate this event, SCRIPT is hosting a conference in Edinburgh on the theme of  'Law and Transformation' on 6, 7 and 8 June 2012.

The Programme, details for registration and the  calls for papers can be found here http://www.scriptconference.org/
Important dates:
Registration Deadline for registration is Friday 25th May 2012

Call for papers
April 5th: deadline for papers to the special stream on IP and Access to Knowledge
12th April 2012 deadline for submission for the early career research event
11 May 2012: deadline for submission of a proposal to the Unconference
18th May 2012: deadline for submission to the poster competition.
If you have any queries, contact Julie Fyffe at :  jfyffe at exseed.ed.ac.uk

From: irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org [mailto:irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org] On Behalf Of Henrik Almstr?m APC
Sent: 22 February 2012 08:48
Subject: [IRP] UN HRC panel on FX on the internet next week - update

Hi everyone,

please find updated information about the panel on FX on the internet below. If you happen to be in or around Geneva next week we encourage you to come. We might be able to support accreditation if needed.


On Wednesday next week, February 29th, the Human Rights Council<http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/> will convene an expert panel<http://www.apc.org/en/news/freedom/sweden039s-proposed-expert-panel-explained> in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet.

We are proud that Carlos Afonso from Nupef in Brazil and APC's executive director Anriette Esterhuysen are among the panelists. The panel will be moderated by Mr. Riz Khan of Al-Jazeera News Agency. As part of a multistakeholder dialogue, inputs and questions will be sought from the floor and Member States, international organisations and civil society representatives are encouraged to engage in the debate.

*** Spread the word and support the panel! ***

The significance of this panel is its explicit use of the principle that human rights, in their full scope and capacity, apply to the internet, making a crucial connection between internet activists and human rights defenders.

Keep an eye on rights.apc.org<http://rights.apc.org/> for updates, including links to webcast and relevant hashtags to follow the discussion on twitter.For more information about the panel, panelists and modalities, please find the official concept paper attached.

Kind regards

/Henrik Almstrom

Henrik Almstr?m
Association for Progressive Communications, APC
Johannesburg, South Africa
skype: henrikalmstrom
henrik at apc.org<mailto:henrik at apc.org>
mobile: +27 72 311 9613<tel:%2B27%2072%20311%209613>

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