Our second learning call on the Internet Bill of Rights (Italian Declaration, Marco Civil and other related efforts) will take place on Tuesday, April 19th, from 8:45-10:00am Eastern Time (for ease, the following converter can be used to identify the time of the hangout in your local time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html). This call will be co-led by Juan Carlos De Martin of the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Ronaldo Lemos and Fabro Steibel of ITS Rio. They have provided the following description:
The Internet is an extraordinary space that enables innovation, growth and - more generally - human flourishing. Preserving liberty, equality, dignity, and solidarity is crucial to ensuring the democratic functioning of the Internet and to avoiding the predominance of public and private powers that may lead to a society of surveillance, control, and social selection. For this reason, many individuals and organizations have been advocating for years the need for an Internet Bill of Rights (or Internet Magna Carta), a step towards a constitutionalization of supranational Internet principles and rights. Brazil and Italy have already moved in such a direction by approving the Marco Civil da Internet (Brazil, April 2014) and the Declaration of Internet Rights (Italy, July 2015) respectively. What is the role of such initiatives in ensuring that the Internet remains a global space based on human rights and democracy for future generations?
The Hangout will be accesible using Adobe Connect, a platform for web conferencing that is accessible from a variety of browsers and devices (for further details for joining the call please write to firstname.lastname@example.org).
In order to make it easy to ask questions the Berkman Question Tool will be used. This tool will enable asking and upvoting questions both before and during the hangout.
If you are planning to join the call, please RSVP to Annie Pruitt (email@example.com) so that we can get a sense of who will be participating. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments about the Hangout series, and we hope to speak with you on the 19th.