[discuss] Save the date notice - Civil Society Coordination Meeting for NetMundial

Jeremy Malcolm Jeremy at Malcolm.id.au
Wed Feb 26 03:19:12 UTC 2014

Please save the date for this Civil Society Coordination Meeting for NetMundial, a joint civil society strategy gathering independently organised ahead of NetMundial 2014, to be held in and all day 22 April, at a venue to be confirmed soon in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Well-funded and well organized interest groups from within the technical and business communities will be advancing their agendas at the Global  Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, with the  intent of securing outcomes that favour their perceived interests.  Civil society's responsibility is to ensure that these outcomes do not  conflict with the broader, long-term public interest.  Our challenge is therefore to be equally well organised as the other stakeholder  representatives, even though we do not enjoy the same funding and  staffing resources that they do.  

This event will provide an opportunity for us to consolidate and take stock of the work that we have done in preparing for the meeting, with the objective of empowering civil society participants to present a unified and effective front at the meeting (as far as possible, and as consistent with our diversity).

The meeting is open only to those who identify as civil society in its wider sense. 
Please register your interest in attending here: http://bestbits.net/events/netmundial-coordination

If you do not have any source of travel funding for NetMundial 2014 and would like to be considered for travel support, you can also indicate this on the registration page. Please note that travel support will only be given to those who have also registered for NetMundial 2014, and you must separately register for both events. 

Please note that NetMundial have the deadline of Feb, 28th for "expression of interest", which should be done here: 

If you are already booking your ticket, please, have in mind we will also have an strategical dinner on April, 21st. 

This meeting is a joint initiative of 
Association for Progressive Communications - APC , Global
Article 19, Brazil
BestBits, Global
Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression - CELE, Argentina
Derechos Digitales, Chile
Global Partners Digital, UK
Institutito de Defesa do Consumidor - IDEC, Brazil
Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade - ITS, Brazil
WebWeWant, Global
Arrangements for the meeting are being made collaboratively by a group  of volunteers drawn from the above organisations and networks, and you too can join.  If you are interested to collaborate with the organization of this event or even to expand Civil Society activities surrounding NetMundial, please reply off-list and we will  fill you in on the tasks where your input and assistance is needed.

Jeremy Malcolm PhD LLB (Hons) B Com
Internet and Open Source lawyer, consumer advocate and geek
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