[IRPCoalition] Fwd: [13 Principles] Fwd: UNESCO GC resolution Internet related issues

Marianne Franklin m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
Fri Dec 13 13:07:31 EET 2013

Dear Joy

Thanks for flagging this. Perhaps we can start brainstorming on how to 
contribute constructively to this call as mobilization around human 
rights and the internet gather pace; on the list or form a working 
group? This call can help us focus and develop the productive work in 
the Charting the Charter and Disabilities and Rights online workshops, 
and Towards Charter 2.0 meeting in Bali.

It can also be a means to ensure that these calls include other rights 
online alongside the current focus on privacy and surveillance, and 
freedom of expression. These are major issues but they are not the only 
ones that need our attention.

Link to the resolution Joy is flagging is here


On 10/12/2013 20:27, joy wrote:
> Hi all - sharing a link to a recent UNESCO resolution on internet 
> related issues and which is linked to UNESCO work on the WSIS outcomes 
> (apologies for any cross postings).
> The resolution is reasonably measured (references both Frank La Rue 
> and the HR council Resolution on internet and freedom of expression) 
> and with some quite specific direction in relation to further work by 
> UNESCO. The key point is this recommendation:
>     Requests the Director-General to prepare a comprehensive study of
>     the Internet-related issues within the mandate of UNESCO,
>     including access to information and knowledge, freedom of
>     expression, privacy, and ethical dimensions of the information
>     society, containing possible options for future actions through
>     convening an inclusive multi-stakeholder process which includes
>     governments, private sector, civil society, international
>     organizations and the technical community, to inform her report on
>     the implementation of WSIS outcomes to the 38th session of the
>     General Conference;
> I am not sure on timing (presumably the middle of next year) - but 
> have asked to be kept informed. I would think the IRP Charter (among 
> others) would be a very useful input for this.
> Joy
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	UNESCO GC resolution Internet related issues
> Date: 	Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:17:32 +0000
> From: 	Hu, Xianhong <x.hu at unesco.org>
> To: 	Joy Liddicoat (joy at apc.org) <joy at apc.org>
> Dear Joy,
> For your information on the Resolution, pls see below link.
> http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/news-and-in-focus-articles/all-news/news/resolution_on_internet_related_issues_adopted_by_unesco_general_conference_at_its_37th_session/
> Best regards,
> Xianhong
> *Ms Xianhong HU, PhD
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Dr Marianne Franklin
Professor of Global Media and Politics
Convener: Global Media & Transnational Communications Program
Goldsmiths (University of London)
Department of Media & Communications
New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Tel: +44 20 7919 7072
<m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk>
Co-Chair Internet Rights & Principles Coalition (UN IGF)

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