After spending a few days of quality time with international Pirates, finally Internet Governance Forum begins in Istanbul. It is ironic to have sessions on digital rights and internet freedoms in a country where these are respected very little. But this makes the occasion even more appropriate, as in general such events are held as far away as possible from the source of a problem. Hopefully this week many global citizens will talk more on digital rights and liberties as well as respect for basic human rights, and moreover have more insight regarding the situation in Turkey.
As for myself, I will be there as a Pirate, a Federalist, a Europhile and a concerned global citizen.
Also for those from the IGF audience who might see this post, the extended version of this piece on “Digitocide” was going to be my presentation if it were accepted.
Have a nice Internet Governance Forum and Ungovernance Forum…