[IRPCoalition] WCIT meeting (Via Best Bits)

Marianne Franklin m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
Wed Nov 28 10:55:19 EET 2012

Dear all

Some of you will have this, but it is also relevant for IRP Coalition 
members. Thanks to Ellery Biddle at CDT.


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Subject: 	[bestbits] This Thursday -- Promoting Openness at WCIT
Date: 	Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:12:30 -0800
From: 	Ellery Biddle <ellery at cdt.org>
To: 	<bestbits at lists.igcaucus.org>

Hi everyone,

Hard to believe the WCIT is only five days away! We understand that the 
Members will vote on Monday to determine whether or not to open certain 
sessions of the WCIT to public observation/participation. So this 
Thursday, November 29, CDT will be joining other CSOs in promoting a 
"Day of Action" on the WCIT -- our goal is to use email lists, blogs, 
and social media to urge delegates to vote in favor of making the WCIT 
as open as possible.

Groups and individuals can go about this however they choose -- through 
open letters/blog posts, twitter, other social networks, or via offline 
methods. For those who are looking for a simple way to take action, 
Canada-based OpenMedia has created this tool 
<http://www.protectinternetfreedom.net/stand> to easily write a 
customized email to national delegates. On Twitter, CDTers plan to 
continue using the #WCIT and #ITU hashtags and to focus on simple 
messages like "#ITU delegates: vote to make #WCIT open to the public!"
If folks have other ideas about how to get the message out on Thursday, 
please share them! Hope this will have some impact.

Best wishes,


Ellery Roberts Biddle
Center for Democracy and Technology <http://cdt.org>
(415) 814-1711

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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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