[IRPCoalition] IRPC News & Announcements

Benedek, Wolfgang (wolfgang.benedek@uni-graz.at) wolfgang.benedek at uni-graz.at
Thu Dec 18 00:09:10 EET 2014

Thank You, Marianne,

for a great job done setting new standards and a warm welcome for the
incoming team!

Wolfgang Benedek

Am 17.12.14 00:27 schrieb "Bodle, Robert" unter <Robert.Bodle at msj.edu>:

>Dear Members of the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition,
>As Co-chairs of the IRPC, we¹d 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
>mjtu_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
>Charter¹s 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:
>e-Year-Review_IRPC-Slides.pdf) and has worked to strengthen the IRPC¹s
>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
>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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