[IRPCoalition] IRP Coalition Co.Chairs; Message #1

Graciela Selaimen graciela at nupef.org.br
Thu Nov 29 01:31:32 EET 2012

Dear Anriette and all,

Couldn't agree more!

all the best

Em 11/28/12 1:11 PM, Anriette Esterhuysen escreveu:
> Dear Marianne and Matthias
> Welcome to the IRP as co-chairs!  We are very lucky to have two people 
> who have been around and committed to this process for so long in this 
> role.
> Dixie, you have been one of the most enabling, generous, openand 
> constructive people I have ever worked with. These qualities have been 
> really important in keep the IRP alive and a process which has not 
> fallen prey in any way to territoriality. Because of the rise in focus 
> on internet and human rights issues in the last two years this could 
> have happened so easily. That it did not is mostly, in my view, owing 
> to your qualities as a facilitator. Thanks to Global Partners for 
> letting you dedicate the time.
> Not much else to add from me right now. The summary below is very 
> helpful. My apologies for not being able to be at the IRP meeting in 
> Bakubecause of the Human Rights Round Table being scheduled at the 
> same time. We have to prevent this from happening next time. We should 
> also share a report of the HR Round Table here - we want to make it an 
> institution at every IGF. APC was represented at the IRP meeting by 
> our policy manager, Valeria Betancourt, andshe has already started the 
> process of building IRP collaboration into our plans for next year.
> Best regards
> AnrietteEsterhuysen
> On 28/11/2012 16:00, Marianne Franklin wrote:
>> Dear IRP Coalition members,
>> It is a pleasure for both of us to be co-Chairing the IRP Coalition 
>> for the coming year and we are very pleased to be able to greet you 
>> all on the new mailing list. Thank you for your patience with the 
>> various emails sent to you about this in the last couple of weeks. 
>> Before we sum up the tasks ahead of us and ideas for moving forward 
>> that came from the IRP Meeting in Baku, we would like to take convey 
>> our thanks and gratitude to Dixie Hawtin who co-Chaired the coalition 
>> this past year. Hers is a hard act to follow so we hope to be able to 
>> maintain her standard and refined and diplomatic approach to this 
>> work. Thank you Dixie!
>> The rest of this longish mail is an overview of the IRP Meeting 
>> outcomes and look ahead. We will be sending call-outs and requests 
>> separately for each key piece of business to keep things clear.
>> 1) BAKU IGF:
>> The IGF 2012 Baku meeting is behind us and as you all know there are 
>> important meetings coming up in which the IRP Coalition (as a whole 
>> and also in partnership with coalition members who are working on 
>> specific projects) can and needs to be involved in. The main outcome 
>> of the IRP Meeting as Dixie noted is that the meeting (about 30-35 
>> present) endorsed the Coalition's work on the IRP Charter and Ten 
>> Principles. Promoting both these documents was considered a major 
>> objective. Another one was for the coalition to come up with ways to 
>> unpack the Charter itself in terms of taking specific clauses as 
>> projects or themes for interventions in relevant meetings.
>> This work is something the Charter can call its own as well as 
>> coordinate and work with Coalition members who are doing their own 
>> work in these area e.g. APC, the Best Bits initiative, ITforChange, 
>> and partners in Brazil to name but a few.
>> There are minutes of the meeting and we can send this around if 
>> people want them. So, to turn to tasks ahead:
>> a) STEERING COMMITTEE elections. Thank you to all of those who have 
>> been or have self-nominated for the new Steering Committee. We will 
>> be back about this in a separate email as we hope to have a new 
>> committee voted in before the end of the year.
>> We also have a number of new members, and people who would like to 
>> join. If anyone on this list is newly arrived do introduce yourself!
>> b) IRP Coalition IGF REPORT; if people could continue sending through 
>> their impressions and thoughts about the Baku meeting for the report 
>> that would be helpful. We will then send the draft through for 
>> feedback and refining in the usual way. This report is about what the 
>> coalition did but also provides feedback to the IGF secretariat.
>> c) UPCOMING EVENTS: The following are places and meetings in which we 
>> have already been active, or involved with others in activities. 
>> Others are ones we might want to consider in terms of unpacking the 
>> Charter, or creating synergies with others.
>> - WCIT 2012; Is there anyone who is going who would be willing to act 
>> as rapporteur for the Coalition? This event is next week so we have 
>> little time to organize a coalition event.
>> - UNESCO WSIS +10 Meeting in Paris this coming February. The call for 
>> panels is out and the deadline in 10th December. This might be a good 
>> opportunity for members who are involved in education and outreach 
>> around human rights and the Internet to move the IRP Charter on 
>> around the education and diversity clauses. These need work and have 
>> had relatively little attention. See 
>> http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/unesco-and-wsis/wsis-10-review-meeting/
>> Is anyone already involved or interested in organizing a Coalition 
>> panel there? Please let us all know.
>> -EURODIG: the European Dialogue on Internet Governance will be in 
>> Lisbon next year in May. The coalition has been very active in these 
>> meetings; the new Council of Europe Expert Group initiative is where 
>> the IRP Charter has clearly a concrete role to play. Any coalition 
>> members interested in organizing something for this event, please let 
>> us know.
>> - IGF 2013: this is in Bali. Indonesia. It is a while away but 
>> organizing events takes place ahead so we will keep you posted. If 
>> people or organizations are planning anything around Bali, good to 
>> let us know for coordination purposes.
>> - Are the any other events to consider?
>> A list below based on the meeting outcome and discussions since 
>> around how the Coalition can move forward and also continue the work 
>> started with the IRP Charter as the baseline document.
>> a) Promoting and working with the IRP Charter more thoroughly by 
>> breaking it down into 'byte-sized' projects around one or more 
>> clauses. Flesh these out, debate, develop and apply accordingly.
>> b) Educational: Gathering knowledge about curricula around IG and 
>> human rights in which the Charter, along with other rights-based 
>> projects from members, can be included. Here work with the Ten 
>> Principles as an outreach and educational tool as an access point to 
>> the fuller Charter. All imaginative ideas and concrete educational 
>> aids welcome; perhaps a list of current courses in which the Charter 
>> or HR issues around IG feature would be worth compiling.
>> c) Development and Refinement of the IRP Charter itself; Formatting 
>> the Charter (already 30 pages, including commentaries, appendices, 
>> and the preambles/Ten Principles) to have it easier to read and 
>> access as a whole. A one-stop document project that needs 
>> coordination and some editing/publishing skills
>> d) Creating collaborative links with coalition member-organizations 
>> and others beyond the coalition.
>> e) The mailing list: recreate a space for constructive and lively 
>> debate around issues of common concern that need discussion and also 
>> organize and liaise on specific projects.
>> f) Outreach; a Young People's section of the Coalition was one idea 
>> mooted; we co-Chairs support this idea. Anyone want to take the lead 
>> here?
>> g) Continue developing the content on the IRP website 
>> (www.irpcharter.org); retrieve the list archives to store on the new 
>> list server; make more use of the coalition's Facebook and Twitter 
>> feeds.
>> All material for these three outlets can be sent to Minda Moreira and 
>> Keith Hubbard (mindamoreira at hotmail.com; keith.a.hubbard at gmail.com)
>> ANY OTHER BUSINESS? Let us know
>> That's all for now. Any suggestions or comments gladly received. 
>> We'll be back with the Steering Committee nominations and voting 
>> schedule.
>> Looking forward to working with you all.
>> warm regards
>> Marianne Franklin & Matthias Kettemann
>> Co-Chairs IRP Coalition.
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Graciela Selaimen
Instituto Nupef
/Transformation is more than being right or true -- it’s about being 
present to what is. Michael Margolis/
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