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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.

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.

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.

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 (www.internetrightsandprinciples.org) presents the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet (IRPC Charter) as a formative contribution to the development of Internet Governance Principles.

EuroDIG 2014: Plenary 5 – SECURITY, INTERNET GOVERNANCE PRINCIPLES, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

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.

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