[IRPCoalition] DAY 0 at IGF2014 - Human Rights Denied-Turkish Customs blocking
fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 14:57:21 EEST 2014
It may be prudent to find Chengetai and as him to help. I've forwarded him
On Monday, 1 September 2014, Marianne Franklin <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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