[IRPCoalition] IRPC at IGF 2019 in Berlin - Join us for Workshop on AI and Human Rights with Amnesty

Marianne Franklin m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
Thu Nov 14 18:08:45 EET 2019

Dear all

Following on from Minda's update on IRPC activities in Berlin end of
this month I'd like to warmly invite you all along to Workshop 282, on
Weds afternoon 27th November.


It is a top-notch panel lined up to discuss the future prospects for
human rights in the wake of advances in Artificial Intelligence as a
cornerstone of the next generation of internet technologies.

- Renata Ávila, Executive Director, Ciudadanía Inteligente (Smart
Citizens Foundation), Latin America
- Markus Beeko, Secretary General, Amnesty International Germany
- Bashakha Datta, Point of View, India
- Katherine Getao, ICT Secretary, Kenyan Ministry of Information,
Communications and Technology
- Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor at DG JUSTICE, European Commission
- Alex Walden, Free Expression and Human Rights @Google

The format is along the lines of a popular BBC show called Question Time

Selected questions already submitted will be put to the panelists, from
the audience members, or remote participants who submitted these
questions. Of course there will be time to open the floor during the
session as well.

If you have a question you would like to put to the panel, as a whole or
an individual, please send your question over; in reply to this mail or
to info at irpcharter.org.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

best wishes

Marianne F, Lena R, Sebastian S, and Minda M

On 31/10/2019 15:20, minda moreira wrote:
> Dear all,
> I hope this email finds you well. The IGF 2019 is fast-approaching and
> we look forward to seeing you at our annual meeting. The registration
> for *onsite participants* ends tomorrow 1 November: still time to
> submit the registration form <https://reg.unog.ch/event/31208/>.
> The IRPC Steering Committee has been busy preparing our participation
> at this year's IGF. Please join us on *Wednesday 27 November* for:
>   * the *Annual IRPC meeting* which includes an important and
>     youth-led breakout session *“Internet Futures and the Climate
>     Crisis - Paths to Sustainability or Extinction?”* and the*launch
>     of the French edition of the Charter*  (11:30 - 13:00, Estrel Saal B)
>   * WS #282 Data Governance by AI: Putting Human Rights at Risk?
>     <https://sched.co/SU22>, a high-level roundtable considers the
>     relationship between AI and international human rights law and
>     legal standards, co-organised with Amnesty International Germany
>     (16:40 - 18:10, Raum II)
> On Thursday 28 November please come along to the Dynamic Coalitions'
> Main Session, *Dynamic Coalitions: Joint Efforts to achieve the SDGs
> <https://sched.co/SU44>*(Main Hall),
> where we will be discussing our work in relation to the Sustainable
> Development Goals (achievements and plans towards 2025.
> Some very good news is that we will have 7 translated versions of the
> Charter available in print at the IGF, thanks to the generous support
> of the The Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM).
> Unfortunately we still lack a space to display them on the first three
> days - our booth is only available for the 28th and 29th November:
> hopefully we will find a creative way to make them available to IGF
> attendees.
> We will be sending more details  about our participation in the IGF in
> the next coming weeks; in the meantime, please feel free to contribute
> with feedback and suggestions.
> _*Coming soon: IRPC Steering Committee elections *_
> As the next IRPC Steering Committee elections approach, the current SC
> would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support
> and input. From generous offers to translate the Charter (the Italian
> translation is now underway too), to the valuable help on the outreach
> effort to promote the Charter in different parts of the world, or the
> active contribution to discussions in various platforms and events,
> these are all joint efforts that keep the Coalition alive.
> Earlier this year we restructured the Steering Committee and we have
> been involved in activities around the globe: from participation in
> national and regional IGFs, working on  local projects to promote the
> Charter and rights-based internet futures, to the observership to the
> Council of Europe CDMSI.  As the current co-chair of the IRPC, I am
> very grateful for the opportunity to contribute more directly to this
> collective work.
> We will be opening the electoral process at our annual meeting on the
> 27th November, and will be sending more information on how to join.
> Best wishes,
> Minda
> on behalf of the IRPC Steering Committee
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Marianne Franklin (PhD)
Professor of Global Media and Politics
Convener: Global Media & Transnational Communications MA Program
Goldsmiths University of London
Department of Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies
New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Tel: +44 207 9197072
<m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk>

UK/EU Hub Lead - Deathscapes: Mapping Race and Violence in Settler States, www.deathscapes.org

Editor: Human Rights and the Internet at openDemocracy

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