[IRPCoalition] DAY 0 at IGF2014 - Human Rights Denied-Turkish Customs blocking
m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
Mon Sep 1 15:12:43 EEST 2014
Thanks for the advice. The reality here is that without paying, and
doing so today if possible our shipment will not be released in time.
Each of us have been confronted with different issues and timeframes.
For the IRPC the issue is money and our workshops begin tomorrow.
I have already had money pledged; if 30 people could donate 20 pounds we
can recuperate the costs.
Then we can work on how to recuperate this outlay at a later date.
Do people agree, is this possible? We have crowd/funded before but this
time it is really urgent. Our Turkish colleagues who have spent all
morning working on this need to be provided with the funds.
If you are here, please find me and I accept pounds or Lira.
I am pasting in the Razoo link, which people have been donating to
regularly for those with credit cards.
On 01/09/2014 14:52, Benedek, Wolfgang (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
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)
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