Author: Minda Moreira

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE GUIDE TO THE CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND PRINCIPLES FOR THE INTERNET 2016

For the second year in a row, students from Syracuse University have continued working on an educational resource guide for the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet!

The goal of this ongoing project is to make the Charter more accessible to a broader audience and to engage university students on issues related to human rights and the Internet.

Live Blogging From the IGF 2012, Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico

The 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF): ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, is scheduled to take place at the PALCCO Centre from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The 2016 overall programme and intersessional activities are being built in a bottom-up manner in consultation with the growing IGF multistakeholder community, with an aim to enhance participation from stakeholders from developing countries, youth and those joining the IGF online.

The IRPC at IGF 2016, Mexico

Whether you are in Mexico or participating remotely, please come and join us!
Wednesday 7 December, 10.45 – Workshop Room 10

The IRPC Meeting with Roundtable discussion co-organised by Amnesty International

When death threats go viral: defending human rights in the face of orchestrated harassment campaign on social media 


The panel will be covering issues such as cyber harassment and other emerging forms of censorship, focusing particularly on the very concerning trend in Mexico, which is also emerging in other countries around the world. The panel will discuss how online service providers, regulators and civil society can manage these threats to ensure the protection of human rights online.

Thursday 8 December
13.50 –  Lightning Session Area

Lightning Session: Human Rights online – What has Internet Governance got to do with Refugees?


A 20-minute flash panel discussing strategies to foster inclusion, in line with IGF16’s main theme.
The session, a follow up on the discussion initiated at this year’s EuroDIG (Confronting the Digital Divide Session) and on the work of the IPR Coalition and the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet,  seeks to take a focused and practical approach to apply human rights principles to existing discriminatory structures.

15.00 – Main Session Room

IGF Dynamic Coalitions Main Session: Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Through The Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet


The IRPC will be presenting the Charter Study Guide – a very important project developed by Syracuse University students in collaboration with the IRPC – for discussion and feedback.

IGF2016: IRPC Meeting with Amnesty International

“When death threats go viral: defending human rights in the face of orchestrated harassment campaign on social media” 

Day 2, Wednesday 7 December, 10.45

The panel will be covering issues such as cyber harassment and other emerging forms of censorship, focusing particularly on the very concerning trend in Mexico, which is also emerging in other countries around the world. The panel will discuss how online service providers, regulators and civil society can manage these threats to ensure the protection of human rights online.

European net neutrality, at last?

LUCA BELLI and CHRISTOPHER T. MARSDEN 4 October 2016 – openDemocracy

Net neutrality is the principle mandating that internet traffic be managed in a non-discriminatory fashion, in order to fully safeguard internet users’ rights.
Starting from 30 August 2016, all EU and EEA members have finally obtained guidance on how to implement sound net neutrality provisions. The path has been tortuous and uneasy, starting from not neutrality, reaching an open Internet compromise and, finally, attaining net neutrality protections. In this article, we briefly recount how net neutrality evolved in Europe, and the significant progress achieved by the recently adopted net neutrality ‘Guidelines’.

Open Democracy Special Feature: Human Rights / The Internet

Edited by M.I. Franklin former co-chair of the IRPC and member of the IRPC Steering Committee


How to respond to governments’ plans to legalise mass online surveillance around the world and clamp down on media diversity in the name of national security, to relentless corporate intrusions into our personal lives online, or the corrosive effects of cyber-bullying? This new series brings scholars, digital activists, artists, technical and legal experts, and human rights advocates together to set a critical agenda for considering the full spectrum of how human rights should relate to the internet’s future.

Live Blogging from EuroDIG16 in Brussels

The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) takes place in Brussels on the 9-10 of June at the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre and is hosted by EURid in cooperation with the European Commission.
This year’s overarching theme is “Embracing digital (r)evolution”. The IRPC will be reporting from the The Square and will be hosting the session “Confronting the Digital Divide” with two workshops focusing on internet access and human rights for minorities and refugees.

Live updates coming soon

IRPC at EuroDIG16: Confronting the Digital Divide Session with two workshops

The IRPC will be hosting two workshops under the category of Access and Literacy at this year’s EuroDIG in Brussels 9-10 June.

The Session CONFRONTING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE is comprised of two workshops looking at internet access and human rights for minorities and refugees.

WORKSHOP 2 takes place on Thursday 9 June at 14.30 and is entitled Internet Access and/as Human Rights for Minorities.

WORKSHOP 10 takes place on Friday 10 June at 14.30 and is entitled Refugees, human rights and Internet access.

My experience at the Sri Lankan IGF 2016

By Shreedeep Rayamajhi | Social activist / blogger | Member of the IRPC Steering Committee

Running around with the tag of social activist and blogger, I have realized people look at you from a different view but working towards changing society, it’s not always easy.
Being part of the national Sri Lankan IGF 2016 was indeed an inspiring opportunity. Its’ a great achievement not just from individual level but from the regional level. Asia is moving forward in terms of Internet governance process and its partnership which indeed shows the level of enthusiasm and excitement.

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