[IRPCoalition] DAY 0 at IGF2014 - Human Rights Denied-Turkish Customs blocking
andrew at gp-digital.org
Mon Sep 1 14:54:09 EEST 2014
we also seem to have a bunch of human rights travel guides stuck in customs
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On 1 September 2014 12:52, Benedek, Wolfgang (wolfgang.benedek at uni-graz.at)
<wolfgang.benedek at uni-graz.at> wrote:
> Dear Marianne,
> this is rather ridiculous. Should our hosts not facilitate this as part of
> their responsabilities?
> Kind regards
> Wolfgang Benedek
> Am 01.09.14 14:26 schrieb "Marianne Franklin" unter
> <m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk>:
> >Dear all
> >A problem has arisen for at least three organizations with printed
> >matter for the IGF. All three shipments are blocked by customs awaiting
> >either paperwork, or a large amount of money (2000 TL for the IRPC
> >shipment). This situation involves three courier services; UPC, TNT, and
> >FedEx. We are all getting different information about how much, and how
> >long things will take.
> >For the IRPC booklets, the printed booklets, the cost to clear today has
> >been quoted as 2000 TL.
> >We are launching the Turkish edition tomorrow in WS83 in any case as the
> >Booklet project includes the digital as well as the printed formats. But
> >we have the Arabic and English, as well as the Turkish printed editions
> >ready for circulation here so the priority is to clear it.
> >Any ideas about how we raise 2000 TL (about 600 GBP or 925 USD).
> >Meanwhile, people here in Istanbul have been working hard on our behalf
> >but the feeling here is that without paying, the shipment will not be
> >released at all, if in time this week.
> >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)
> >IRP mailing list
> >IRP at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
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