Connecting the Dots | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO will organize from 3 – 4 March 2015, an international multistakeholder conference to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues. This major global study will capture and explore global perspectives on the new and emerging trends that are shaping the Internet space and our future. The meeting will propose recommendations for responses to Internet-related issues in UNESCO’s fields of competence.

Defending Human Rights in a Digital Age – 26 February | Radical Media Forum

Thursday 26th February, 5.30 – 8.00PM.

Goldsmiths College, London.
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.

This event is hosted by the Media & Communications department; co-organized by the Global Media and Transnational Communications MA Program, Media Forum, and Radical Media Forum.

The IRPC at the IGF 2014 – Istanbul

  The IGF Istanbul meeting is fast approaching. Below are the four sessions (co-)organized by the IRPC.  Tuesday, September 2 • 11:00am – 12:30pm IRPC with Hivos International WS83: Human Rights for the Internet: From Principles to Action  Thursday, September 4 • 11:00am – 12:30pm IRPC with Turkish Pirate Party WS146: Anonymity by Design: Protecting While Connecting  […]

IRPC contribution to the Net Mundial Global

Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, 23-24 April 2014

With this submission the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition ( presents the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet (IRPC Charter) as a formative contribution to the development of Internet Governance Principles.


In this plenary we consider the overlaps, and disconnects, between three sorts of aspirations for the internet, and internet policy-making; (state) security, internet governance principles, and human rights and fundamental freedoms.

For some these concerns are irreconcilable. For others they must be reconciled for internet-dependent communications to be resilient, accessible for more than a wealthy and educated minority, and to function in democratic rather than oppressive ways.