[IRPCoalition] [bestbits] Coordination during WCIT -- who's attending, who's reporting
parminder at itforchange.net
Thu Nov 29 07:24:56 EET 2012
Without distracting all of you from the important task of on the ground
coordination at the WCIT, I will like to draw your attention to the oped
that I did on WCIT in the larger content of global IG in the top India
daily 'The Hindu'. It kind of gives a balancing view to what I think it
often a one-sided campaign with a relatively narrow vision and purpose.
On Thursday 29 November 2012 10:41 AM, Tim Hwang wrote:
> Ack! My mistake - didn't realize there would be the other etherpad
> setup, please disregard the one I sent out earlier today (i.e.
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:01 PM, Emma Llanso <ellanso at cdt.org
> <mailto:ellanso at cdt.org>> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wanted to share two things CDT has put together for our own
> information security and coordination during WCIT, which I hope
> will be helpful to the larger group. The first is the attached
> tipsheet on information and device security for people who will be
> on the ground in Dubai, which our senior staff technologist Joe
> Hall put together (with some very helpful contributions from
> NDI). If anyone has other tips to share, please do! And let me
> know if you have any questions about the doc.
> The second is this etherpad setup:
> https://civ-soc-wcit.etherpad.mozilla.org/. It's a central
> homepage that can host multiple private and publicly accessible
> pads/docs; accessing the above URL or any of the private pads
> requires an account, but anyone with the URL to a public pad (e.g.
> https://civ-soc-wcit.etherpad.mozilla.org/1) should be able to
> read it. We thought this provided a good mix of opportunity for
> relatively secure communication plus potential to create
> public-facing docs as well. If you'd like to access the private
> pads, please email me and ellery at cdt.org <mailto:ellery at cdt.org>
> and we'd be happy to create an account for you.
> I've begun keeping a list of civil society attendees (with contact
> info and hotel, where I know it) on a private pad at the above
> link, but I'm happy to combine with Tim's pad, if that's easier
> for folks. And if you see your information listed but don't want
> it to be, please let me know!
> On 11/28/2012 4:09 PM, Lea Kaspar wrote:
>> Dear Ellery et al,
>> For those of you I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet, I'm
>> Lea Kaspar, working with Global Partners in London.
>> We are facilitating participation of several groups – I can
>> post/send the info as soon as I have the final details. Should
>> this be done to Matthew directly or are we using the etherpad? I
>> will also be attending the conference as an unaffiliated rep from
>> Dec 4 to 10.
>> Unfortunately, I'll be on a plane at the time of the call, but
>> would like to be kept in the loop about what other folk are
>> doing/planning. Are you planning to share the list here?
>> Someone asked about accommodation – I got a very affordable deal
>> at the hotel IBIS WTC, which seems to be practically adjacent to
>> the conference venue.
>> From: Rashmi Rangnath <rrangnath at publicknowledge.org
>> <mailto:rrangnath at publicknowledge.org>>
>> Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2012 19:39
>> To: Tim Hwang <tim at mozillafoundation.org
>> <mailto:tim at mozillafoundation.org>>
>> Cc: William Drake <william.drake at uzh.ch
>> <mailto:william.drake at uzh.ch>>, Deborah Brown
>> <deborah at accessnow.org <mailto:deborah at accessnow.org>>, Ellery
>> Biddle <ellery at cdt.org <mailto:ellery at cdt.org>>, "wcit12 at cdt.org
>> <mailto:wcit12 at cdt.org>" <wcit12 at cdt.org
>> <mailto:wcit12 at cdt.org>>, "bestbits at lists.igcaucus.org
>> <mailto:bestbits at lists.igcaucus.org>"
>> <bestbits at lists.igcaucus.org
>> <mailto:bestbits at lists.igcaucus.org>>, Harold Feld
>> <hfeld at publicknowledge.org <mailto:hfeld at publicknowledge.org>>
>> Subject: Re: [bestbits] Coordination during WCIT -- who's
>> attending, who's reporting
>> I and my colleague Harold Feld will be on the US delegation.
>> I will be in Dubai from December 9th to the14th.
>> Harold will be there from December 4th to the 12th.
>> On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Tim Hwang
>> <tim at mozillafoundation.org <mailto:tim at mozillafoundation.org>> wrote:
>> To facilitate the on-the-ground list - I've thrown up a quick
>> Etherpad page here that people can fill in with information,
>> if it's helpful:
>> Password is: ITU.
>> On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM, William Drake
>> <william.drake at uzh.ch <mailto:william.drake at uzh.ch>> wrote:
>> FWIW I'm on a US del call right now and we just finished
>> a long briefing on security, thought I'd pass along a
>> few points of local interest while thinking it:
>> * expect to be constantly electronically surveilled,
>> including in hotels
>> * expect all electronic communications to be insecure,
>> particularly wireless
>> * keep any confidential info on you rather than in hotel
>> * USG has received no info on how the government might
>> react to any on-site activism of an unapproved
>> nature, and if relevant urges US citizens to let
>> State or the consulate know they'll be in town.
>> Make of these what you will….
>> On Nov 28, 2012, at 5:12 PM, Deborah Brown wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Thanks for coordinating this Ellery/Matthew. Picking up
>>> on Bill's last point, it might be helpful to include
>>> people's dates in Dubai in the list to facilitate
>>> coordination on the ground. I'm happy to lend a hand in
>>> coordination as well.
>>> On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 4:06 AM, William Drake
>>> <william.drake at uzh.ch <mailto:william.drake at uzh.ch>> wrote:
>>> Despite all the debate and mobilization, and ITU
>>> staff's refrain that the meeting's fully
>>> multistakeholder since people can simply join their
>>> national delegations, a cursory scan of the
>>> Announced List of Participants as of 27 November
>>> shows 1764 participants, only a dozen or so that
>>> seem obviously to be civil society—half on the US
>>> del, the others scattered. Caveats apply: a) It may
>>> be that I just don't recognize some individual and
>>> organizational names so this guesstimate's a little
>>> low. b) In the UN context (WSIS/IGF/CSTD etc) and
>>> OECD the technical community and CS are separated,
>>> so that's how I count. I see more TC than CS names
>>> on the list, and while most of the former work in
>>> the private sector or for administrative bodies like
>>> the RIRs, there are some people who are by various
>>> standards in both. c) The list is being
>>> periodically updated, so there may be some late
>>> registrations. All that said, the number seems
>>> unlikely to be terribly high. There may be more CS
>>> just coming and hanging around in hopes of getting
>>> into any open to the public sessions (TBD Monday),
>>> or otherwise populating the hallways, than there are
>>> on the delegations.
>>> It would be good to have a list with contact details
>>> and to establish a communication channel e.g.
>>> Skype/mail (although delegation members will have
>>> some constraints) if Matthew wants to coordinate.
>>> PS: The call time below may not be optimal for
>>> people on dels if meetings run late (I'll be on a
>>> On Nov 28, 2012, at 12:50 AM, Ellery Biddle wrote:
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> We have been talking here at CDT about various
>>>> strategies for communications and coordination
>>>> during the WCIT. Lots to think about here. Two
>>>> items on this:
>>>> First: Who is going to Dubai? We /really/ want to
>>>> develop a list of civil society people who will be
>>>> in Dubai for the conference. We think it would be
>>>> helpful for those attending WCIT to know what other
>>>> CS people will be there, and to develop a rough
>>>> plan for coordinating once they are in
>>>> Dubai. Matthew Shears, ISOC's former policy
>>>> director who has been working on ITU issues with
>>>> CDT, will be in Dubai on CDT's behalf. He will not
>>>> be affiliated with any delegation. *If you or
>>>> someone from your organization is going to be in
>>>> Dubai (with or without delegate status), and you'd
>>>> like to be in touch with other civil society folks
>>>> there, please send Matthew an email letting him
>>>> know. Matthew's email: mshears at cdt.org
>>>> <mailto:mshears at cdt.org>*
>>>> Second: How can we coordinate on public
>>>> communication about the WCIT? We know that many
>>>> CSOs will be blogging, tweeting, and responding to
>>>> press inquiries about the WCIT as it's happening.
>>>> Given the relatively closed nature of the event, we
>>>> know that it may be difficult to get the
>>>> information we need in order to do this well, and
>>>> that some coordination between groups may help fill
>>>> this gap. We also anticipate that rumors and
>>>> misinformation may become an issue, as different
>>>> delegates may hear different things, etc. In
>>>> anticipation of this, we want to propose a group
>>>> call for next week. This will be open to any civil
>>>> society groups planning to report on WCIT, either
>>>> from Dubai or from outside the UAE. Given the size
>>>> of these lists, I am setting an arbitrary (though
>>>> early, which generally seems best) time and date
>>>> for the call. Hope that plenty of folks can join --
>>>> we'll take and circulate good notes for those who
>>>> can't make it.
>>>> *The call will take place on Tuesday, December 4 at
>>>> 16:00 UTC / 11:00 EST. *A list of international
>>>> toll-free call-in numbers is attached. I will
>>>> circulate this again, along with a reminder, on Monday.
>>>> As always, please feel encouraged to reply to the
>>>> list with additional ideas, questions, etc.
>>>> Thanks all!
>>>> Ellery Roberts Biddle
>>>> Center for Democracy and Technology <http://cdt.org/>
>>>> (415) 814-1711 <tel:%28415%29%20814-1711>
>>> Deborah Brown
>>> Policy Analyst
>>> Access | AccessNow.org <http://AccessNow.org>
>>> E. deborah at accessnow.org <mailto:deborah at accessnow.org>
>>> S. deborah.l.brown
>>> T. deblebrown
>>> PGP 0x5EB4727D
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