[IRP] "Right to Remain Silent" - Critical report on Azerbaijan situation suppressed at IGF 2012

Marianne Franklin m.i.franklin
Wed Nov 7 08:11:04 EET 2012

Hi again

Had to resend this as my typing is appalling!

On 07/11/2012 10:07, Marianne Franklin wrote:
> Dear all
> Many of you will already have this via other lists from people at the 
> Baku IGF. A report critical of the Freedom of Expression situation in 
> Azerbaijan is being prevented from distribution at the IGF based on a 
> UN rule about 'naming and shaming' that is clearly being enforced for 
> some and not for others.
> Azeri dissidents are being forbidden from distributing the printed 
> report but it is (still) available as a PDF online; For how long is 
> the question as Freedom of Expression online is also under threat:
> http://www.ifex.org/azerbaijan/2012/11/05/irfs_launches_new_report/
> For more see Emin Milli's Blog. Emin will also be speaking this 
> afternoon at the IRP Coalition-Access hosted workshop entitled "Is 
> access to the Internet a human right?": A controversial theme as we 
> all recall when the Charter on Internet Rights and Principles was 
> being written so given this recent development on the ground a timely 
> moment to hear what Azeri activists have to say; 
> http://wsms1.intgovforum.org/content/no157-access-internet-human-right
> Feel free to circulate the Link to the report widely (and "read before 
> burning')
> MF

Dr Marianne Franklin
Convener: Global Media & Transnational Communications Program
Goldsmiths, University of London
Dept. of Media & Communications
New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Tel: +44 20 7919 7072
<m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk>

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