may i request you to please send your piece to me and we will use that in
DEF newsletter. and we will also use that as a case to mention when i will
write some thing next time.
On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 7:39 PM Luca Belli <luca.belli(a)fgv.br> wrote:
Thanks for your interest. Please check with Ritu and Osama (CCed) who are
already drafting an essay on the value of CNs to foster openness in time of
covid19. Perhaps there is still some margin for cooperation.
I would avoid adding another separate essay about India to the list as we
already have 3, which are providing a very complete picture of the various
dimensions of internet openness in India
All the best
*De:* Harini [hello(a)jiovio.com]
*Enviado:* sábado, 25 de abril de 2020 2:51
*Para:* DC3; Luca Belli; nikhil
*Cc:* senthil kumar; Dhinesh pandian; Ritu Srivastava
*Assunto:* [DC3] Covid19 and Internet Openness IGF 2020 Outcome
Geomesh would like to be a part of it and we Geomesh Community Networks
from India would like to contribute to it.
We will cover " How Community networks has helped in providing health care
service in times of COVID-19 "
We are requesting you to give some more time to submit the essay and will
get back to you with the Essay on 29th April.
*From:* dc3-bounces(a)listas.altermundi.net <
dc3-bounces(a)listas.altermundi.net> on behalf of Luca Belli <
*Sent:* Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:19 PM
*To:* Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity <
*Cc:* Nikhil Pahwa <nikhil(a)medianama.com>
*Subject:* [DC3] Covid19 and Internet Openness IGF 2020 Outcome
I hope this email finds you well and in good health in these troubled
This message is to start a discussion regarding the work to be developed
as *IGF 2020 output* of the *coalition *and the organisation of the
annual IGF meeting.
As you might know, the IGF Secretariat recently issued its call for
proposals for workshops and DC meetings for the next IGF, which should in
principle (Coronavirus permitting) take place in Poland on 2-6 November.
As the current covid19 pandemic offers concrete evidence of the incredible
importance of being connected, I would like to propose a *Symposium *dedicated
to *“Covd19 and Internet Openness”*.
The Symposium will be a collection of short essays showing the incredible
value of non-discriminatory connectivity as well as the incredible
potential of alternative connectivity models, such as community networks.
For this reason, I would suggest developing the initiative as a partnership
between 2 coalitions I coordinate within the IGF (the one on Net Neutrality
and the one on Community Connectivity) as they represent complementary
facets of the same debate.
The *authors of the essays will be listed as speakers* for the IGF
session of the coalition.
I have been talking about the initiative with some of you directly and I
am happy to say that we will be able to publish the *essays online on
MediaNama* (largest tech & policy portal in India) as soon as we receive
and edit them, and that MediaNama’s Founder and Editor Nikhil Pahwa has
kindly agreed to co-edit the essays with me. After the publication online,
we could collect all the essays (ideally between 10 and 15) and publish
them in a *booklet on “Covd19 and the Value of Internet Openness*” to be
released at the IGF (if the IGF will be maintained) and freely accessible
online. Everything will be licensed in CC, of course.
The suggestion is to explore a variety of ongoing issues going from
blocking and Internet shutdowns, to zero rating and net neutrality,
community network experiences and new conceptualisations of Internet access
as a human right.
I have already spoken with some of you and there are a lot of good ideas
already in the air.
Here is the *suggested format.*
- Essays can be *1000 to 1500 words* in length. If you require more
words, please consider making your contribution into *a two-part post*.
- Please only use *in-text citations or hyperlinks* (i.e., no
- To take advantage of the momentum, I suggest fixing a deadline (at
least for the first batch of) submissions on *Wednesday 25 April. *
*Those confirming their interest in writing an essay by the 22nd (and
sending the first draft by the 25th) will be considered as speakers for the
coalition IGF session. The 22nd is the dealine to submit a session
Please, feel free share your thoughts on this
All the best
Founder & Director
Digital Empowerment Foundation
Columnist @LiveMint: https://goo.gl/VkJF8N