[At-Large] At Large Human Rights [At the IGF, Bali] #ICANN
Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 21:52:48 UTC 2013
*BRIEF OVERVIEW: HUMAN RIGHTS #Internet Rights Principles #Charter*
*What's on Today:* FOCUS Session on Internet Governance and Principles
*Time:* 9:30-11:00 Main Hall, Nusa Dua Hall 5
*Remote Participation Link:* http://webcast.igf2013.or.id/
Spotlight: See how IDNs are a mechanism to enable people to express
themselves in the language of their choice. Learn about how this is played
out with a fantastic moderator: Rinalia Ibrahim, At Large Advisory
Committee and member of ALAC ExCom and leading experts on IDNs.
*What's on Today:* APRALO on IDNs
*Time:* 2:30pm – 4:00pm, Room #1, Nusa Dua Hall 2, Bali
*Remote Participation Link:* http://webcast.igf2013.or.id/#0
*Comments on the Feedback from the IGC on 10 Principles – Charter*
The At Large through the ALAC or the RALOs may wish to consider submitting
their views on the Draft Charter. There are 10 principles that are extended
through 21 clauses.
To see the Charter, see:
*Internet Rights and Principles Online *
For those like me who did not attend the IRP session yesterday, the entire
session was captured via video, see:
Pranesh raised rights and access for disabled persons and spoke in
representation of a colleague that is visually impaired. He mentioned that
screen reader platforms such as JAWS are only accessible through piracy and
it raises some conflicts between intellectual property rights and access
Marianne Franklin initiated similar discussions on proprietary software
versus open source software and challenges to access to education,
Joy Liddicoat of APC talked briefly about women and Internet Governance.
She suggested that there was very poor dialogue on women in the Internet.
Joy also raised challenges of surveillance in countries that have rule of
law challenges. She also raised that ICANN is not a Human Rights Standards
making body and struggled as a Non Commercial User Group to address Human
Rights issues in ICANN. She raised things like .pantagonia and that the
global south needs to dialogue more and rights violation such as
Microsoft also spoke about how as a corporate entity and their role in
Human Rights advocacy. To see Microsoft's position, see:
UK Govt Rep spoke about challenges from a government perspective due to
lack of a clear framework and challenges in international and national
There were some interesting interactions from the floor and how the
conversation on the local scene has been happening for three years in
Argentina. Eduardo (Professor and Human Rights Expert) wants the document
to have something concrete and a final document and suggests that the
current charter be the final version. He raised that the Charter should
also be accessible in multiple languages.
UNESCO raised the importance of multilingualism.
*[Sala's Thoughts] *
1)What are some things that can be done to address the moral and ethical
2)Should there be some form of government subsidy that pays for the
software to enable this to be used by those that are physically challenged?
3)How do these rights and principles trickle down into practical and
4)Is the poor dialogue on Gender and the Internet something that the MAG
should address by enabling this discussions. There is a roundtable on
Gender and Rights later this week.
5)Are these factored into ICT policies for national contexts.
6)Should funding be given to research units in Universities in these
jurisdictions that allow students to build similar platforms? There are
many ways to skin a cat. What are some ways in which civil society, private
sector and public sector can cooperate to address these challenges in
practical and tangible way?
7)How can the Charter influence multilingualism in things like IDNs and
policies around IDNs within ICANN?
8)How can Charter principles be adhered to by ICANN?
There are many examples of cross sectoral collaborative initiatives to
design solutions to encourage "access" and it will be great to share these
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