[DC3] RES: DC3 Session (only 60 minutes)

Ritu Srivastava ritu.sri at defindia.net
Fri Sep 21 07:17:22 UTC 2018

Hi Luca & all

I think we should reclaim these spaces.



With warm regards

Ritu Srivastava

General Manager - Research & Advocacy

Digital Empowerment Foundation

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From: dc3-bounces at listas.altermundi.net <dc3-bounces at listas.altermundi.net> on behalf of Luca Belli <luca.belli at fgv.br>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:04 PM
To: Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity
Subject: [DC3] RES: DC3 Session (only 60 minutes)

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your support. I appreciate very much Jutta’s message but I think it is very dangerous to be silent as regards the MAG’s abusive behavior, as I replied to Jutta (see below)

Dear Jutta

Thank you very much for your message and for your commitment to request the restoration of the DC Session customary slot of 90 minutes.

Frankly, I think that the fact some MAG members threaten to expel DCs from the programme is per se an abuse and very tellingly explains what is the rationale of the MAG decision.
I do not think that accepting an abuse for fear of an even greater one is the most sustainable strategy we could adopt. On the contrary, it simply gives the impression that the abusive behaviour is acceptable and normal.

With my best regards


De: dc3-bounces at listas.altermundi.net [mailto:dc3-bounces at listas.altermundi.net] Em nome de Michael J. Oghia
Enviada em: quinta-feira, 20 de setembro de 2018 12:05
Para: Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity <dc3 at listas.altermundi.net>
Assunto: Re: [DC3] DC3 Session (only 60 minutes)

Hi Luca, all:

I joined Luca in amplifying his disapproval, and two members of the MAG jointly responded. You can see her response below.

Still, it doesn't fix the issue at hand, and it also suggests that we might need additional space to meet (not necessarily the same as in Guadalajara, but it might be worth thinking about).



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From: Jutta Croll <jcroll at digitale-chancen.de<mailto:jcroll at digitale-chancen.de>>
Date: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [DC] Rationale of 60 minutes for DCs and 90 for BPFs

Dear Luca, dear all DC members and all who have taken part in the debate,

As MAG members and facilitators for the DCs work we would like to explain the rationale behind the programme and the reduced time slots for DC sessions.

First of all please bear in mind the programme for this year’s IGF in Paris will last for only three days without a day 0. So all IGF activities need to be squeezed in this tight time frame. In parallel to this development the MAG received an overwhelming number of workshop proposals this year (348 total). In the evaluation process we followed a strict time saving policy and for many of the workshops a reduction of time from 90 to 60 minutes was suggested in order to accommodate as much as possible to the programme.

The DCs’ request for 90-minute slots was stated clearly several times during the MAG meeting, and this was defended strongly by the DC liaison. The MAG acknowledged this request; nevertheless there were suggestions to not only reduce DC sessions in duration, but to schedule them outside of the regular programme (this is reflected in the transcript of the meeting). The 60-minute slots in an integrated programme represent a compromise that we should be able to accept for the time being. It is worth noting that some DCs, independent of the MAG’s discussion, had also said they could agree to 60 minutes.

As representatives of the MAG and the DCs we don’t think competition between BPFs and DCs will bring us forward. While BPFs are held under the auspices of the MAG with MAG oversight other than DCs, both are doing so much valuable work for Internet Governance. By a simple look at numbers it becomes obvious its easier to accommodate 4 BPFs in the schedule of the IGF than 17 DCs with an equal amount of time.

We kindly ask all DC members to accept the indispensable conditions for this year's IGF and start working to make the most out of their 60 minutes slots. Personally we will take responsibility for achieving again 90 minutes slots for DCs in the IGF 2019 schedule.

Kind regards,
Jutta Croll and Markus Kummer
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