[IRPCoalition] Fwd: 26 February - Defending Human Rights in a Digital Age

Marianne Franklin m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
Wed Feb 25 19:34:43 EET 2015

Dear all

Looking forward to the debate tomorrow: we are live blogging at 

live streaming at http://www.gold.ac.uk/live-stream/
podcasting,  and as of today tweetwalling: 

hashtag is #netrightsGold and more info here at 


On 20/02/2015 15:14, Robert Bodle wrote:
> (Forwarding Marianne's email to the list)
> Dear all
> Apologies for any cross-posting:
> For those of you in town on 26th February, you are very welcome to 
> join the debate
> Link here: http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=8360
> Inline Info below
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *26 February - Defending Human Rights in a Digital Age*
> **5:30-20:00PM, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Room LG01.*
> *
> This panel addresses the human rights implications for the future of 
> the internet as struggles over its ownership and control gather steam 
> at the national and international level.
> The internet-dependent world is still dealing with the fallout of 
> Edward Snowden's revelations of mass online surveillance. The human 
> rights implications of state and private actors' tracking of our 
> everyday life online, our digital imagination, and our relationships 
> with other people through social media have been thrust into the 
> headlines as a result.
> This public debate brings longstanding human rights defenders, such as 
> Amnesty, (h)activists, legal experts, and journalists around the table 
> to discuss the practical and political challenges of defending human 
> rights in a digital age; online and on the ground. As human rights 
> NGOs consider the digital implications of human rights abuses, so do 
> technical and legal experts have to consider the design and 
> legislative implications of recognizing that online we have rights 
> too. Official recognition, e.g. at the UN, is not enough. And 
> grassroots awareness-raising about our human rights online is hampered 
> by government policies that undermine rights like Freedom of 
> Expression, privacy, education, and freedom of association in the name 
> of cyber- or state security.
> This panel discusses the options available for the design, access, and 
> use of the future internet now that the "genie is out of the bottle" 
> as the battle for ownership and control of tomorrow's internet gathers 
> steam.
> Caspar Bowden (Independent Privacy Researcher)
> Hanane Boujemi (Hivos International: MENA region)
> Catherine Easton (University of Lancaster/Internet Rights and 
> Principles Coalition)
> Sherif Elsayed-Ali and Champa Patel (Amnesty International)
> Becky Kazansky (Tactical Technology Collective)
> Gavin McFadyen (Centre for Investigative Journalism)
> Moderator: Marianne Franklin (Global Media and Transnational 
> Communications Program, Goldsmiths)
> Co-organized by the Global Media and Transnational Communications MA 
> Program, School of Journalism's Media Forum, and Radical Media Forum, 
> Department of Media and Communication.
> Live streamed at http://www.gold.ac.uk/live-stream/
> Reception afterwards
> Podcast will be available after the event at 
> http://www.gold.ac.uk/podcasts/
> Hashtag: #netrightsGold
> Join the debate - all welcome!
> Link to the event-> 
> https://radmediaforum.wordpress.com/defending-human-rights-in-a-digital-age-26-february/

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
Steering Commmittee member/former co-Chair Internet Rights & Principles Coalition (UN IGF)
Twitter: @netrights
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/internetrightsandprinciples
email: info at irpcharter.org

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