[IRPCoalition] Brazil Meeting -Joint Civil Society Letter to Organizers (yi)

Marianne Franklin m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
Thu Nov 28 20:02:18 EET 2013

Dear all

The text of the joint civil society letter that was sent to the 
Brazilian hosts for the upcoming meeting next year is pasted below fyi:

  Joint civil society letter on appointment of representatives to Global
  Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

November 25, 2013

Mr. Paulo Bernardo Silva, Minister of Communications -- Minicom;
Mr. Virgilio Almeida, Secretary for Information Technology Policy at the 
Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation -- MCTI;
Mr. Valdir Simão, Special Assessor for the Presidency;
Emb. Benedicto Fonseca, Director of the Department of Scientific and 
Technological Affairs of the Minister of External Relations -- MRE;
Mr. Harmut Glaser, Secretariat of the Brazilian Internet Steering 
Committee -- CGI.br

We, as representatives of four networks that include civil society 
organizations and individuals involved in Internet governance, are 
writing with reference to preparations for the Global Multistakeholder 
Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance that is planned to be held 
in São Paulo, Brazil by April 2014.

During the eighth Internet Governance Forum in Bali this year, many of 
us met in person, and some others participated remotely and agreed that 
the following persons would be delegated to serve as interim Liaisons 
from across these networks for purposes of planning the Global Meeting:

* Ms Joana Varon Ferraz, Center for Technology and Society (CTS/FGV)
* Ms Carolina Rossini, New American Foundation
* Mr Carlos A. Afonso, Nupef Institute
* Ms Laura Tresca, Article XIX Brasil

This letter is to express our continuing support for this arrangement as 
planning for the meeting takes shape. The above interim Liaisons shall 
remain at disposal of the Brazilian authorities in all matters 
  pertaining to the organization of the Global Meeting, and we urge that 
our Liaisons should in the context of these preparations be invited to 
all meetings with all other constituencies as full participants in this 
process. We support their work and look forward to hearing of progress 
in their reports back to our networks that are made up of a broad 
constituency of civil society groups and individuals. They have our 
trust and support.

If you have any inquiries about the above matter, please do not hesitate 
to contact us at any time, either directly or through the above Liaisons.

Yours sincerely,
Best Bits Interim Steering Committee (steering at lists.bestbits.net)
IRP Coalition (info at irpcharter.org)
Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro and Norbert Bollow, coordinators of the 
Internet Governance Caucus (coordinators at igcaucus.org)
Association for Progressive Communications -- APC (anriette at apc.org)

November, 25th, 2013

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org/cgi-bin/mailman/private/irp/attachments/20131128/034a1c9d/attachment.html>

More information about the IRP mailing list