[IRPCoalition] IRPC Steering Committee Elections

Tapani Tarvainen tapani.tarvainen at effi.org
Wed Oct 1 20:45:14 EEST 2014


Tapani Tarvainen

On Wed, Oct 01, 2014 at 05:48:14PM +0100, Marianne Franklin (m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk) wrote:

> Dear all
> Just to confirm that I am nominating Catherine for incoming
> co-Chair. Thanks Catherine for posting your statement.
> best wishes
> MF
> On 30/09/2014 11:28, Easton, Catherine wrote:
> >
> >Dear all,
> >
> >Thank you for the nominations to stand as Co-Chair.  Please see
> >below for my profile.
> >
> >I am a lecturer in law at Lancaster University in the UK.My
> >research is in the area of Internet governance with a particular
> >focus on accessibility and policies to support disabled people's
> >access to technology.I work in the area of standards development
> >in accessible design and carry out research into the legal and
> >policy environment relating to equal access.I am keen to make a
> >tangible difference in relation to increasing access to technology
> >and have organised engagement events with technology developers to
> >promote the importance of accessibility in online design.I work
> >with a number of campaign groups to promote access to technology
> >for disabled people.I am the treasurer of the British and Irish
> >Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA) and carry out
> >editing and review responsibilities for a number of academic law
> >and technology journals.I am currently a member of the IRP
> >steering committee; I spoke at an IRP workshop in Bali and was
> >active in furthering the work of the IRP and the Charter at the
> >Istanbul IGF.I also promoted the Charter at the EuroDig event in
> >Berlin.I will represent the IRP coalition at the International
> >Disability Rights Affirmation Conference in early October.My
> >vision for the Charter involves promoting the rights it enshrines
> >in order to extend its influence as a tangible legal framework.I
> >am dedicated to promoting the aims of the IRP Coalition and
> >building upon the excellent progress made to date on the Charter.I
> >feel that I am well placed to do this from both a legal
> >perspective and through my links to access-focused activist
> >groups.I am fully committed to strengthening the position of the
> >Charter in order to protect the interests of end users in the
> >online environment.  This is a critical point for internet
> >governance with a pressing need to develop strategies to restore
> >trust.  I believe that the work of the IRP and the framework
> >provided by the Charter will be crucial in ensuring that the
> >rights and interests of end users are at the heart of policies
> >relating to the Internet's future development.
> >
> >
> >
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> -- 
> Dr Marianne Franklin
> Professor of Global Media & Politics
> Convener: Global Media & Transnational Communications Program
> Department of Media & Communications
> Goldsmiths, University of London
> New Cross,
> London SE14 6NW
> Tel: +44 20 7919 7072
> Email: <m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk>
> Twitter: @GloComm
> http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/staff/franklin/
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