Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality
“Network Neutrality” is an appealing and multifaceted expression which encompasses several areas and may give rise to misinterpretations. At its core, the notion of network-neutrality determines the extent to which Internet traffic management practices may be regarded as legitimate, insofar as they do not restrict end-users’ access to content, applications and services in a discriminatory fashion and can deemed as consistent with the full enjoyment of human-rights.
In view of the confusion surrounding the various ways to approach this multi-faceted topic, it is today important to address the question of network neutrality through a multi-stakeholder approach. The purpose of this Dynamic Coalition is, therefore, to provide a discussion arena aimed at scrutinising the various nuances of the network-neutrality debate so as to ultimately contribute to the elaboration of best practices, policies and regulations. To do so, the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality will provide a common platform involving a large variety of stakeholders in a joint analysis of the Network Neutrality debate. Beyond the website (http://networkneutrality.info) which will provide the basic information on the work done by the dynamic coalition (e.g. articles, publications or blog posts drafted by individual members of the coalition), the official mailing list of the coalition (see: http://mailman.edri.org/mailman/listinfo/nncoalition) will allow all members to discuss these issues in an open and interactive fashion.
The goal of the Dynamic Coalition will be to educate, inform and disseminate information on current trends and policy developments with regard to network neutrality. To this end, an annual report will be produced to provide an overview on Net Neutrality tendencies, policies and draft legislations. This report will encompass a selection of articles and analyses on network neutrality and will be presented and discussed, during the meeting of the Dynamic Coalition.
Ultimately, the dynamic coalition will attempt to elaborate a “model framework” on network neutrality, which can be deemed as consistent with international human rights standards.
Mr. Luca Belli, CERSA, Sorbonne University
Ms. Primavera De Filippi, CERSA/CNRS
Mr. Vladimir Radunović, Diplo Foundation
Organizations & Institutions
Current coalition partners include individual representatives and affiliates representing the following organizations and institutions:
- European Broadcasting Union
- Center for Democracy and Technology
- Diplo Foundation
- Media Education Center
- IT for Change
- Net Neutrality User's Forum of Korea
- Mr Jean-Jacques Sahel, Skype/Microsoft
- Prof Chris Marsden, University of Sussex
- Mr Bernard Benhamou, Ministry of Higher Education and Research of France
- Mr Félix Tréguer, La Quadrature du Net, France
- Prof Nabil Benamar, Moulay Ismail University
- Mr Nicolo' Zingales, Research ICT Africa
- Ms Fátima Cambronero, AGEIA DENSI
- Mr José Huerta Estrada, ONG Cívico
- Mr Juan Manual Rojas, AGEIA DENSI Colombia
- Ms Ana Olmos, Universidad Politécnica Madrid
- Ms Carolina Rossini, Human Rights and Internet Freedom Program, the New America Foundation
- Prof Eduardo Bertoni, Palermo University and Buenos Aires University School of Law
- Prof Alejandro Pisanty, National Autonomous University of Mexico
The official meetings of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality will be held during the annual Internet Governance forum
Further events organised by the members of the Dynamic Coalition will be announced on the web site and through the mailing list of the Coalition
Official web site: Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality
- Parent Category: Dynamic Coalitions