[governance] Report on Civil Society Coordination for Christchurch Call

Arsène Tungali (via governance Mailing List) governance at lists.riseup.net
Thu May 16 06:58:28 EDT 2019

Hi Farzi,

Thanks for all your efforts into this process and thanks for keeping
the IGC in the loop about the recent developments with the
Christchurch call..

I have to admit these developments went that fast (in few days, online
meetings and consultations happened) that I am sure many other actors
were not able to pay close attention to it nor be able to meaningfully

I would, however, be interested in endorsing this, through my
organization, Rudi International. Please do let me know if there is
anything we need to know.


2019-05-16 1:27 UTC+02:00, farzaneh badii <governance at lists.riseup.net>:
> *Summary:*
> Civil society participation in Christchurch call timelines and next steps:
>    1.
>    Beginning of May, Calls issued through civil society networks and
>    mailing lists, InternetNZ created a coordination space, which will be
>    ongoing:https://christchurchcallcoord.internetnz.nz/
>    2.
>    Call for collective action issued, and call to provide a collective
>    input for the civil society meeting with New Zealand before Christchurch
>    Summit. The effort was open to any civil society and technical community
>    member that wished to participate. Some civil society organizations
>    attended the three online meetings organized to discuss the input and
> the
>    Christchurch call.
>    3.
>    Ongoing work on the input document, first draft was shaped
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ByMQScgaab4KBhr5fB_6uJ8txN9Fv77lXEbDdJTJzNE/edit>
>    4.
>    on 13 May, a meeting was held before the Voices for Action meeting. The
>    input document was finalized, comments resolved.
> See the finalized document here
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/10RadyVQUNu1H5D7x6IJVKbqmaeDeXre0Mk-FFNkIVxs/edit#heading=h.wg59r4y9z999>
> .
>    1. *Next Steps:* The New Zealand government has asked for more feedback
>    from various stakeholders. Note that the pledge might not be changed but
> we
>    need to weigh in and send them our feedback.
> We are going to hold another online meeting soon (next week) and discuss
> the next steps and brief you about the Christchurch call and the recent
> developments.
> If you want to sign up on the current civil society
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/10RadyVQUNu1H5D7x6IJVKbqmaeDeXre0Mk-FFNkIVxs/edit#heading=h.wg59r4y9z999>
> input
> you can contact Ellen, Jillian or me.
> *The process and how it all started*
> 24 April 2019, Prime Minister Ardern announced the Christchurch call which
> was started in cooperation with France to eliminate terrorist, violent,
> extremist content online.She also announced the meeting of New Zealand and
> civil society and academic
> <https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/nz-and-france-seek-end-use-social-media-acts-terrorism>organizations
> the day before the Christchurch call in Paris.
> InternetNZ was determined to include civil society and technical
> organizations in the Christchurch call process. With their collaboration,
> on May 6th we started to gather input from civil society and some parts of
> the technical community.
> InternetNZ’s principled approach to this issue was the main reason for the
> inclusion of Internet community actors other than big technology
> corporation.
> The call for collective action was distributed on Internet governance
> networks including
> IGC mailing list,
> BestBits mailing list,
> NCSG mailing list
> Giganet
> and other civil society networks. We approached various civil society
> organizations and academics to join the collaborative call for input and
> asked them to inform their networks about it.
> InternetNZ also created a coordination space. The call to join the space
> was distributed among the available networks.
> There are 81 members who have joined the coordination space.
> The members discussed many aspects of the Christchurch call, including why
> it’s happening, what are the evidence and what are the implications for the
> Internet.
> To join the network, read the following:
> https://internetnz.nz/Christchurch-Call and join at:
> https://christchurchcallcoord.internetnz.nz/
> *Online and in person civil society meetings*
> We held two online meetings and one in-person meeting which also provided
> remote participation.
> We discussed various aspect of the call including substantive and
> procedural aspects.
> On 8th May, 19 participants joined the call. Find the recording here:
> https://bluejeans.com/s/49F7K
> On 10th May, 30 participants joined the call. Here is the link to the
> recording. https://bluejeans.com/s/N9Mps
> An in person meeting was also held with the New Zealand Civil Society and
> the New Zealand government.
> *The input document:*
> The first draft of the input document was populated by various civil
> society organizations and academics. More than 200 comments and edits were
> received. [See the first draft here
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ByMQScgaab4KBhr5fB_6uJ8txN9Fv77lXEbDdJTJzNE/edit>,
> note this is not the final draft, please read on]
> Jillian York has kindly listed most of the organizations and academics who
> have put the organizations that have contributed to the draft. It is
> non-exhaustive so if you made comments or were involved in initial drafting
> please let us know. [the list is at the bottom of this email]
> On 13 May, we had an in-person meeting with those who were present in
> Paris. The meeting was distributed in various civil society networks and
> the coordination space provided by InternetNZ. The in-person attendees were
> namely Jillian York, Ellen Strickland, Anri van der Spuy and myself. Jordan
> Carter from Internet NZ joined us the second half of the meeting. More
> participants attended online.
> We continued resolving comments and re-structuring the document. As a
> result, we provided another document which was the clean version of the
> input
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/10RadyVQUNu1H5D7x6IJVKbqmaeDeXre0Mk-FFNkIVxs/edit#>
> and
> kept the first draft for the record.
> We went through the document with the online and in-person attendees,
> included their comments made during and after the meeting. We finalized the
> document the next day (14 May).
> On 14 May, Voices for Action meeting: The meeting was held with the New
> Zealand government, the Prime Minister of New Zealand and some academic and
> civil society organizations.
> Tweets during the meeting can be found at #Christchurchcallvoices
> InternetNZ and other civil society organizations gave a summary of the
> collective input during the meeting with the New Zealand government. We
> also handed out printed versions. Find a PDF version here:
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RfXLUnx662mmOJv3Z2c0NXEpsAXS8HGN/view
> *Next Steps:*
> Considering that the Christchurch Call pledge text is out now and the New
> Zealand government has asked for more comments from the civil society and
> other parts of the Internet community, Interested civil society
> organizations can sign up for the current civil society input. We can have
> categories of drafting and commentator team, and endorsing organizations.
> If you are interested to sign up please contact me, Ellen or Jillian, so
> that we can add your name to it.
> We will also have a meeting next week to brief you about how the issues are
> evolving and answer questions about the input document.
> ------------------------------
> The following is a non-exhaustive list of contributors to this document.
> Additional input was provided by anonymous contributors and during calls
> leading up to the meetings.
>    - Farzaneh Badii (Internet Governance Project, Georgia Tech)
>    - Annemarie Bridy (University of Idaho)
>    - Ben Decker (Disinformation Index)
>    - Anriette Esterhuysen (Global Commission on Internet Governance)
>    - Claire Fernandez (European Digital Rights Initiative)
>    - Gabrielle Guillemin (Article 19)
>    - Dia Kayyali (Witness)
>    - Daphne Keller (Center for Internet and Society, Stanford University)
>    - Gayatri Khandhadai (Association for Progressive Communications)
>    - Cheryl Leanza (A Learned Hand)
>    - Rebecca MacKinnon (Ranking Digital Rights)
>    - Mira Milosevic (Global Forum for Media Development)
>    - Milton Mueller (Internet Governance Project, Georgia Tech)
>    - Michael Oghia (Global Forum for Media Development)
>    - Julie Owono (Internet Sans Frontieres)
>    - Jason Pielemeier (Global Network Initiative)
>    - Courtney Radsch (Committee to Protect Journalists)
>    - Ellen Strickland (InternetNZ)
>    - Anri van der Spuy (Research ICT Africa)
>    - Deirdre Williams
>    - Jillian C. York (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
> Farzaneh

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