Social and Economic Justice Issues in Global Internet Governance

5 September 2014 - A Workshop on Other in Istanbul, Turkey

Agenda

IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

Internet as an Engine for Growth & Development

Description

Ten years ago, at WSIS, there were great hopes that the Internet could bring great social and economic opportunities for all. These hopes have however not been realized in the past decade.

Key problems are processes of centralization, and also injustices which result from lack attention to mechanims at the technical layers that would aim at contributing to ensuring social and economic justice.

These matters are described in more detail in the background paper.

The workshop is focused on discussing how these social and economic justice issues are reflected (or not) in global Internet Governance institutions and processes, and how these should maybe be reformed.

The panelists will introduce several aspects. During the course of the workshop, one of them will be chosen as a focus topic, in regard to which an outcome document will be produced, by means of a drafting process that follows up on the workshop. This outcome document will address the following question in regard to the chosen focus topic: What can and should be changed in global Internet Governance in order to improve social and economic justice?



AGENDA:

5' Opening and introduction by the workshop moderator

25' Each panelist briefly introduces one aspect of social and economic justice issues in global IG

25' Questions and interventions from the floor, and responses from panelists

5' On the basis of the questions and interventions from the floor during the previous part of the workshop, the workshop moderator chooses one of the social and economic justice issues aspects that had been introduced as a topic that the outcome document will be focused on. The workshop moderator explains that the remainder of the discussion during the workshop itself will be on this topic, and that an outcome document will be produced on this topic. Everyone who wishes to participate in the drafting process for the outcome document is welcome to give their contact information to the workshop moderator or (for remote participants) to the remote participation moderator.

25' Discussion of the chosen focus topic (interventions from the floor and from panelists)

5' Wrap-up, closing and reminder that everyone who wishes to participate in the drafting process for the outcome document is welcome to give their contact information to the workshop moderator or (for remote participants) to the remote participation moderator.

Name(s) and stakeholder and organizational affiliation(s) of institutional co-organizer(s)

Just Net Coalition, civil society.

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF workshop before?

yes

The link to the workshop report

http://wsms1.intgovforum.org/content/no34-standards-sustainable-digital-culture#report

Type of session

Panel

Duration of proposed session

90 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#social #economic #justice #standards #development

Names and affiliations (stakeholder group, organization) of speakers the proposer is planning to invite

Ms. Anita Gurumurthy (Civil Society), IT for Change, India.
Contacted: Yes. Confirmed: Yes.

Mr. Jean-Christophe Nothias (Media), The Global Journal. Contacted: Yes. Confirmed: Yes.

Mr. Louis Pouzin (Technical Community), EUROLINC. Contacted: Yes. Confirmed: Yes.

Mr. Norbert Bollow (Technical Community), Swiss Open Systems User Group /ch/open. Contacted: Yes. Confirmed: Yes.

Mr. Pindar Wong (Business), VeriFi (Hong Kong) Limited. Contacted: Yes. Confirmed: Yes.

Mr. Reza Salim (Civil Society), Director, Amader Gram ICTs for development, Bangladesh. Contacted: Yes. Confirmed: Yes.

Mr. Seán Ó Siochrú (Civil Society), Nexus Research, Dublin. Contacted: Yes. Confirmed: Yes.

Name of Moderator(s)

Prabir Purkayastha

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Manasa Priya Vasudevan

Description of how the proposer plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

The panelists are initially called upon to briefly introduce different aspects of this topic area. This is followed by an interactive discussion involving not only the panelists but also interventions from the floor and from remote participants. The choice of the “focus topic” will be based on the interests of the people who participate during the workshop with interventions from the floor and remote interventions.

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

In addition to the standard IGF remote participation process, the opportunity of remote participation via twitter will be provided.

Background paper

background paper

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