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REFUGEE RIGHTS AND THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT: Building Digital Futures for all?

IGF2018: Workshop 346 – 14 November 2018, 9:00am Organizer(s): Minda Moreira and Marianne Franklin Chair/Moderator: Marianne Franklin Rapporteur: Minda Moreira List of speakers and their institutional affiliations: Astri Kimball (Google), private sector [absent] ]Andrew Toft (Department for International Development, UK), government Eimear Farrell (Amnesty International), civil society Jean Guo (Konexio), civil society Valentina Pellizzer (APC Women), civil […]

 IGF2015 – João Pessoa, Brazil: Dynamic Coalitions’ Stocktaking Statement 

This year saw the first Main Sessions devoted to the activities and output of the IGF’s Dynamic Coalitions (DC). Those DCs who took part in the six months of preparatory meetings and the two Main Sessions would like to note the value of this new addition to the IGF Meeting program as a key channel to encourage collaboration and to engage more participants in their work.

David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

“…The the use of encryption and anonymity tools and better digital literacy should be encouraged. Encryption and anonymity depend on their widespread adoption and I encourage states, civil society organizations, and corporations, to engage in a campaign to bring encryption by design and default to users around the world. And when necessary, to ensure that users at risk, be provided the tools that exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression securely.”

IGF2014 Report: WS83 – Human Rights for the Internet : From Principles to Action

This session, the first of four (co-) organized by the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC) brings together representatives from initiatives that (i) link their work in this area to the IRPC Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet, and (ii) those initiatives that underpin and develop the objectives and content of the IRPC Charter. All participants have contributed to this wider historic recognition of the formative role that international human rights law and norms play in the future of global Internet governance. It is also a workshop that is taking place in the “post-Snowden” context of Internet governance decision-making, which throws up a number of pressing issues around inclusiveness and participation, rule of law, jurisdiction, technical standards, and the ongoing need to educate and raise awareness about rights and fundamental freedoms in the online world.

UNESCO INTERNET CONFERENCE, 3-4 March 2015

Session 9: Freedom of Expression and Privacy, 4 March 2015; 9.30-10.50am.

This report hopefully captures the main themes and points for further discussion. An almost live transcript of the session can be found on the live blog link at Internet Rights and Principles Coalition website.
This panel considered the legal, technical, and political practicalities that emerge when the right to privacy and freedom of information are considered as interrelated; it discussed the differences in stakes, levels of action and of analysis at this intersection of fundamental freedoms online alongside their consequences in practical terms for ordinary internet users, content producers on the web, activists, and media professionals.

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