#IGF10 Day Zero: Human Rights as the ground for Internet Governance

September 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

before it starts

Internet Governance and Human Rights: Strategies and Collaboration for Empowerment

2010.09.13 14:00-17:30 IGF10 Room 5

Moderator: Chad Lubelsky. Global Networking, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, Association for Progressive Comminacations (APC)

  • 14:00 Introduction: Background and rationale of the session, aims and objectives. Anriette Esterhuysen (APC)
    Keynote speaker: Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.
    Keynote speaker: Arvind Ganesan, Director of Business and Human Rights Program, Human Ritghts Watch.
  • 14:45 Questions
  • 15:00 Open discussion session on ‘Human rights and internet policy: the interconnectedness of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights’. Moderated by Lisa Horner (Global Partners) and Anja Kovacs (the Centre for Internet and Society).
  • 15:40 Coffee/tea break
  • 16:00 Breakout group discussions
  • 16:40 Report Backs
  • 17:00 Plenary discussion on the way forward (Anriette Esterhuysen, APC and Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change)
  • 17:20 Closing remarks

Organized by Association for Progressive Comminacations, the Centre for Internet and Society (India), Internet Rights & Principles Coalition, IT for Change, Global Partners & Associates.

Hello #IGF10

September 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

IGF 2010

Hello Vilnius. Hello Internet Governance Forum 2010.

We are Right2Net, a coalition of civil society groups from Southeast Asia promoting open access and freedom of information on the Internet. Read our 2010 Southeast Asia Civil Society Statement on Internet Governance, made during the Asia-Pacific Regional IGF in Hong Kong on June 2010.

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