[IRPCoalition] Fwd: IRP: listserv problems and a new co-chair!

Wolf Ludwig wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
Wed Nov 28 22:33:19 EET 2012

Let me join Parminder's congrats and I believe Matthias and you will be a good team!


parminder wrote Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:31
>Dear Marianne,
>Congrats for taking up as the co-chair... look forward to working under 
>your able leadership....
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: 	IRP: listserv problems and a new co-chair!
>Date: 	Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:55:34 +0000
>From: 	Dixie Hawtin <Dixie at global-partners.co.uk>
>Hi all,
>**This is an email for the IRP Coalition -- apologies for the delay is 
>providing an update from the IGF. As some of you have noticed the IRP 
>listserv is down. Just as we sorted out the website (please see the 
>great work of Minda and Keith here: http://www.irpcharter.org/), it 
>looks like we will need to set up a new listserv also. This is being 
>worked on and should be ready any day. Expect an update and invitation 
>to the re-launched list in the near future.**
>However I have sent this now because I couldn't wait any longer to 
>announce the*new IRP co-chair:* *Marianne Franklin!* The IRP had a 
>fantastic meeting in Baku despite difficult circumstances (a Friday 9am 
>slot and a clash with the first Human Rights Roundtable). It was great 
>to see so many people in the room and brimming with so much enthusiasm. 
>The most important job on the agenda was to elect a new co-chair as my 
>term has now come to an end. I am very pleased to announce that there 
>was enthusiastic and unanimous support for _our new IRP co-chair: 
>Marianne Franklin from the University of Goldsmiths!_**Marianne has been 
>an active IRP Steering Committee member for many years and has proved 
>herself a real asset to the Coalition.
>*A Steering Committee:* At the meeting we also called for nominations 
>for the IRP Steering Committee. We had lots of interest in the room and 
>Norbert Bollow, Allon Barr, Michael Gurstein, and Parminder Singh all 
>expressed interest. We wanted to open up the call to the list to see if 
>anyone else would like to join, and in particular people from 
>government, intergovernmental organisations and businesses. It would 
>also be nice to get more of a geographical spread. _Matthias and 
>Marianne will follow this up with a survey monkey vote in the next 2 
>weeks so please do send your interest through before then._
>*The IRP at the IGF: *The meeting began with a discussion about the work 
>that the IRP are doing with the Council of Europe to clarify user rights 
>in the internet environment and to identify redress mechanisms that 
>users can employ when their rights are violated. This conversation 
>quickly turned to a debate about privacy and anonymity online, and on 
>the responsibilities of businesses to respect human rights. The bulk of 
>the meeting focussed on what the IRP should be working on over the next 
>year. The results of the survey were presented (please find these 
>attached) and then there was a lively discussion. The overall message 
>was: _publicise, publicise, publicise! _Many people in the room were new 
>to the IRP -- they had never heard of the 10 IRP or the Charter 
>initiative but thought it was relevant to their work and others in their 
>countries and they wanted to be a part of it. The other ideas were about 
>going deeper by, for example, taking a  Charter article every year and 
>examining more closely to see when, where and how it is violated, to 
>identify best practice for different internet actors in relation to that 
>article, and to raise awareness.
>So, this is my last email as IRP co-chair. I have really enjoyed the 
>role, thanks to all of you!
>Very best,
>*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*
>*www.global-partners.co.uk <http://www.global-partners.co.uk/> *

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