[IRPCoalition] IRPC News & Announcements
parminder at itforchange.net
Wed Dec 17 06:08:45 EET 2014
The group must congratulate Marianne who almost single-handedly took the
IRP coalition from a rather wavering presence two years ago to where it
is now, rather more firm footed, and enmeshed with policy institutions,
especially in Europe. She also managed to keep up a very strong
engagement of the coalition at the IGFs. Getting the IRP booklet
published is certainly a special feather in her cap..... Thanks
Marianne, and our best wishes for thefuture, inside and outside the IRP DC.
On Wednesday 17 December 2014 04:57 AM, Bodle, Robert wrote:
> Dear Members of the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition,
> As Co-chairs of the IRPC, we’d like to formally announce the transition now that the election has concluded, first by welcoming and reintroducing:
> 1) the new Steering Committee Member, Hanane Houjemi (http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/wks2013/panellist_2013_list_view.php?qbofmmjtu_je=70) who seeks to promote the Charter further among governments in the Arab region;
> 2) and the new Co-Chair, Catherine Easton, who intends to extend the Charter’s influence as a tangible legal framework, from both a legal perspective and through access-focused activist groups.
> We are also formally announcing the stepping down of Marianne Franklin, Co-chair of the IRPC 2013-2014. Marianne has tirelessly promoted the development of the Charter as a tangible published document and has shepherded numerous copyedits, designs, translations, and print runs of the Charter, which has been translated in Arabic, Turkish, German, and now Spanish. Marianne has also represented the Coalition at IGF-Baku, Bali, and Istanbul, as well as EuroDIG (Lisbon and Berlin), and countless other Internet Governance venues, fora, and meetings leading workshops, coalition building, advocating and fundraising. She has also worked toward the implementation of the Charter within policy instruments and outcome documents (see: http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Five-Year-Review_IRPC-Slides.pdf) and has worked to strengthen the IRPC’s role in collaborating with civil society groups in general and dynamic coalitions within the IGF in particular. As IRPC Steering Member, Marianne will continue to lead the Charter Booklet Project. Thank you Marianne!
> The coalition hopes to build on this good work - to grow the coalition; implement Human Rights in Internet Governance with the Charter as both an aspirational document and guide for policy formulation; seek further partnerships to providing netrights education and outreach; and to enhance and expand on coalition building at the local, state, and regional level to uphold Human Rights on the Internet for all.
> Happy New Year and Best Wishes!
> Robert and Catherine
> Robert Bodle, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor
> Department of Communication and New Media Studies
> Mount St. Joseph University
> Cincinnati, OH45233-1670
> (513) 244-4829
> robert_bodle at mail.msj.edu
> Adjunct Professor
> Department of Media, Journalism and Film
> Miami University
> Oxford, OH45056
> bodler at miamioh.edu
> Co-Chair Internet Rights & Principles Coalition (UN IGF)
> IRP mailing list
> IRP at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
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