For the 4th IGF (14-17th September 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania), IT for Change partnered with the Association for Progressive Communications, Centre for Internet and Society, Global Partners and Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition to hold a pre-event on “Internet Governance and Human Rights : Strategies for Collaboration and Empowerment” on September 13. Among others, the event was attended by Frank La Rue, UN's Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression. The event sought to frame Internet Governance issues in rights frameworks – civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights, along with the right to development.
IT for Change partnered with Internet Governance Caucus and Consumers International to hold a workshop on 'Transnational (or trans-border) enforcement of a new information order - Issues of rights and democracy'. Using a democracy-focused and rights-based lens, the workshop looked at the new and emerging global governance issues and imperatives brought forth by the Internet phenomenon, addressing as well the consequently produced communication and information order.
Read about about IT for Change's presence at the Internet Governance Forum in this note.