The workshop has four main streams which flow through the event. To make it easier to follow these streams they are colour coded as follows:

About the Jakarta Training Exchange

IRHR: Concepts and Principles

Mapping our own contexts

Beyond the Jakarta IRTX

Day 1 – 29 May 2015



Notes and resources



1. Welcome and introductions

Chat Garcia Ramilo

Participants will spend 3 minutes talking the person next to them getting answers to: Name; Country; Organisation; and Superpower they would like to have to create the change they want to see in the world.

Each person will then introduce the person next to them to the group sharing only those four things.

09h45 -10h15

2. About the APC Jakarta IRTX

– Ground rules

– Eyes and ears

– Agenda and process

– Trainers project: planning a training workshop

– Chatham rules?

Chat Garcia Ramilo

Chat will go over the workshop agenda, tasks for trainers and the output expected from them on the last day, confirm ground rules (e.g. a no device meeting unless people are asked to do research), the eyes and ears mechanism, and ask people to be eyes and ears for day 1.

Chat will present a graphic of how the training is structured and how sessions relate to each other. She will also present the trainers project.

Ask participants if they are interested to be resource persons in general.

Emphasise time management.

Ask Leila to go over website and blogging

10h15 -10h35

3. About APC-IMPACT and Sexual Rights Projects

Deborah Brown and Nadine Moawad

Deborah and Nadine will spend no more than 5 minutes each outlining the two projects and explaining what brought everyone to Jakarta. Followed by questions.

10h35 -11h00



4. Participant expectations and contributions

Chat Garcia Ramilo and Shawna Finnegan

Participants will be given 6 cards in two different colours (e.g. yellow and green). They will be asked to write on the green cards, three things they can contribute to the IRTX and on the yellow card the three things they most want to learn about/gain from the event. One card = one concept/idea/skill/area of knowledge/expectation

11h20 -12h00

5. APC’s approach to learning and training

Presentation (10 minutes) followed by breakout groups and reports to plenary.

Janine Moolman

Presentation on APC’s approach to capacity building: participative; trainees as resource people; interactive; sensitive to power/ race/ gender/ language/ politics.

After the presentation participants will work in groups for 20 minutes talking about:

What approach to capacity building would work best in their contexts.

In pairs, discuss what was the most creative / innovative exercise you found most effective in relation to these values e.g. ensuring participation, explaining difficult concepts, valuing the knowledge and experience in the room

Then, ask 2-3 people to give a short demonstration of the exercise / intervention

Add to the values / principles of training flipchart



During lunch the facilitation team needs to build a map of the expectations and contributions. At the end of the day, or first thing next morning, they can then do ‘reality check’ in which they tell participants what they can realistically expect to be met.



1. ‘Internet Rights are Human Rights’: basic concepts and background

Spectograms/group exercise (30 minutes) followed by a presentation after lunch (15 minutes) and questions.

Deborah Brown and Nadine Moawad

Start with facilitated discussion using spectrograms. There should be time for at least 2. First one could be simply:

Is access to the internet a human right?


Would we be here if it was not for Frank La Rue’s report to the HRC in 2012?

Resource for this session is the introductory module of the IRHR curriculum with core sexual rights ideas built in. It has to be much shorter. The presentation should focus on: the rights and related concepts that will be covered in depth later on in the workshop: FX. FA, sexual rights, and the right to privacy.

It should cover key milestones in IRHR such as relevant HRC resolutions, and the most common threats and violations .

Readings and resources:

– GISWatch 2011 thematic chapters

– ICT Policy Handbook

– Handout from IRHR curriculum

– FX and FA and SR issue papers

TASKS: Deborah to revise intro module of IRHR session. Nadz and Jan to finalise exercise.


2. Internet infrastructure and access basics

– Internet infrastructure: international, regional and national, fixed and mobile

– Access: factors that affect affordable and open internet access

– IXPs (Internet Exchange Points)

Presentation followed by discussion.

Johar Alam Rangkuti, Data Center

The presentation will explain how the internet works, and how users access it. It will highlight what factors affect availability and affordability. It will explain what terrestrial and undersea fibre is, why that is important, and what wireless broadband is and how it can expand access. Other concepts it should explain include:

– First mile/last mile/middle mile

  • Infrastructure sharing

Ritu to share examples from India

15h00 -15h30



3. Internet governance, regulation, and policy What, who and where at global, regional and national levels.

Mapping exercise followed by facilitated discussion and a presentation that summarises all the input from the discussion.

Key concepts:

– Internet intermediaries

– Intermediary liability

– Communications regulation

– multistakholder

Chat Garcia Ramilo with Geetha Hariharan, Centre for Internet and Society, India

Participants will be given a map to use as a guide and then work in country groups to identifying institutions in their own context.

The facilitators will close the session spending 30 minutes compiling a map on the wall or on flip chart of what types of decisions and institutions affect what aspect of how users can use the internet. E.g. national telecoms market and regulation affects availability and affordability; media regulation and internet intermediary liability affects online FX, etc.

For materials I propose presenter uses some of David Souter’s maps that illustrates where what type of policy is made. The session presented can then ask questions and ‘fill in’ the map as people respond.


4. Surveillance, blocking and censorship

Furhan Hussain, Bytes For All

Geetha Hariharan, Centre for Internet and Society

Furhan will explain how censorship and blocking works, what metadata is, and how mass and targeted surveillance (or interception and monitoring) takes place.

Geetha to speak about censorship

EVENING SKILL SHARE on Digital Security

DAY 2 – 30 May 2015


Recap of Day 1

Chat Garcia Ramilo and Shawna Finnegan

Overview of the day and report back from eyes and ears. Appoint new eyes and ears. Go over the expectations/contributions map.

9h30 – 10h00

2. Internet infrastructure and access basics

Ritu Srivastava, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Ritu to share examples in India: community wireless and rural mobiles



5. Human rights frameworks and mechanisms

– Overview of the types of mechanisms/bodies at international, regional and national levels

– Group work in countries.

– Plenary reports

Deborah Brown drawing on participant knowledge as needed.

Use IRHR curriculum modules.

Deborah will present global and ask Empower to present ASEAN as a regional example and for national: Indonesia and another country. Deborah to ask participants to share relevant experiences.


Groups do a Universal Periodic Review exercise to get participants to analyse how their governments interact in the space, the number and type of recommendations they make, as well as the ones they have received. We could focus on internet-related recommendations, or focus more broadly, trying to look for points of leverage.

Country groups will be asked to work in country groups, to map out the frameworks and mechanisms available to them in their work. Where rights mechanisms do not exist at national level, they will try to establish if there are regional or global mechanisms they can make use of.

TASKS: Deborah to review IRHR module. Shawna to prepare for UPR exercise.

11h00 -11h30


11h30 -12h30

6. Internet rights: Freedom of expression and opinion

– Key concepts

– Universal Declaration of Human Rights


– Mechanisms

Sadaf Khan, BytesForAll

Bishakha Datta, Point of View for the case study

Presentation of edited version of FX module of the IRHR curriculum followed by groups discussing specific cases that illustrate how FX can be limited in different ways by different actors

– Government actions that limit FX (Pakistan YouTube ban)

– Private sector actions (Bishaka Datta to present sexual rights case)

Learning outcome: Understanding the concept and principles and how it is reflected in rights frameworks.

TASKS: Sadaf to edit the IRHR module and prepare to present a case study.

Bishakha to prepare to present a case study.


7. Internet rights: Freedom of association and freedom of assembly

– Key concepts

– Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Shawna Finnegan, APC

Presentation and exercise drawing on IRHR curriculum – edited – and case studies being discussed in groups.

Case discussion:

– Pakistan case study

– Anonymous OperationThunderbird (Canada)



14h00 -14:30


Participants to map:

Who are they training and why?

What are their goals in training?

What challenges they face

Nadine Moawad

Participants to work in country groups and LGBT. Each group will write on flip chart and then the plans will be put up in a gallery for everyone to look at.

Facilitator to ask for some feedback about the process in plenary.



1. Our internet rights and wrongs stories

– Sharing experience

– Synthesising and prioritising issues and challenges

Work in groups (30 minutes) followed by presentation to plenary (30 minutes)

Chat Garcia Ramilo and Nadine Moawad

Participants will work in country groups and identify what the internet rights/human rights and internet policy challenges are that they and the people they work with face.Only 2-3 issues.

Referring back to the previous sessions, participants should try to analyse what specific policies, or institutions, or practices (by government or business or others) impact on their contexts.

Alternative suggested by Jan: Get participants themselves to initially identify the rights violations by presenting them with short scenarios and then get them to discuss some questions that flesh out a) what’s the rights violation b) who are the actors c) what kind of action is necessary d) what are the other rights involved. Jan will send a sample on email.

OUTPUT: Each group will, using cards placed on a wall, map the every-day threats and rights violations that they experience.

We can keep ‘building’ the map throughout the meeting – and participants then have something they can use in their own training as well as a starting point.

The Mapping Contexts sessions have two goals:

1) Participants have to be able to tell their stories, and progressively be able to tell them in a way that makes it easier to respond using rights concepts and mechanisms.

2) Participants have to practice active listening and learn about one another’s experiences. This is particularly important as the workshop is not just for IMPACT partners, but also for Sexual Rights Project partners. These sessions are designed so that people can build understanding of one another’s experiences and contexts.


2. Internet rights and wrongs: responses

– Stakeholder and power analysis

– Identifying mechanisms that can be used to address violations.

– Develop a broad strategy for change

Chat Garcia Ramilo and Bishakha Datta

Stakeholder analysis template:


3. Internet rights and wrongs: responses continued

Peer reviews

Nadine Mowad

Reports to plenary and discussion

Participants receive advice on their ‘cases’ and actions.

Workshop dinner: 18:30 meet at lobby

DAY 3 – 31 MAY 2015


Recap of Day 2

Chat Garcia Ramilo and Shawna Finnegan

Overview of the day and report back from eyes and ears. Appoint new eyes and ears.

11h00 -12h30

8. Internet rights: Sexual rights

9. Internet rights: Feminist Principles for the Internet

Bishakha Datta

IRHR sexual rights module – edited – and exercise. As sexual rights involve all the other rights already discussed, this will be a good opportunity to do a recap of the rights discussed previously.

Case discussion: TO BE ADDED

IRHR module and exercise

VAW Module and exercise

Case discussion: TO BE ADDED

TASK: To discuss if we need to do the VAW module here depending on discussion in previous days.

IRHR module and exercise

VAW Module and exercise

Case discussion: TO BE ADDED

12h00- 13h00

10. Internet rights: Freedom of association and freedom of assembly

– Key concepts

– Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Shawna Finnegan, APC

Presentation and exercise drawing on IRHR curriculum – edited – and case studies being discussed in groups.

Case discussion:

– Pakistan case study

– Anonymous OperationThunderbird (Canada)




11. Internet rights: the right to privacy

Deborah Brown, APC

IRHR curriculum – edited – and exercise

Case discussion:

Nadz to share EROTICs research findings on privacy and anonymity


From boring to captivating: tips and skills for better public presentations

Leila Nachwati

Quick list of do’s dont’s on how to engage an audience when presenting in public, where public in this case in a training context.

Video: how to present a very complex topic into a captivating presentation





13. Internet rights and policy challenges

Challenges of doing advocacy in internet rights

Scenario: India rape video

Whose rights are violated?

What response is necessary from the stakeholder?

Someone has called a meeting to discuss this rape case. There is a multi-stakeholder panel to discuss this. Because there is so much interest, there is only X number of interventions of two minutes each. Your organisations has been selected to give the intervention.

(1) Network of CSOs

(2) Regulator or ICT ministry

(3) national machinery of women

(4) Media – editor of India Times

(5) Platform

(6) Cybercrime unit or police

Jan Moolman and Chat Ramilo

This session can focus on some of the challenges which some of the participants have already had to deal with. It can also provide an opportunity for them to apply some of the concepts dealt with on days 1 and 2. Something we can think about here methodologically is role play so that participants get to ‘practice’ making arguments / positions and then a critique / discussion about what works / doesn’t work?

15 minutes to prepare

20 minutes for speeaches

25 minutes for discussion

feedback: content and the presentation

what do you think are the advocacy challenges in a case like this in your country?



13. Internet rights and policy challenges


NOTE: IF we do role play this session can be used for presentations by groups in plenary.

Evening skill share – Martus Training ; IMPACT dinner to prepare for meeting with Renuka

DAY 4 – 1 JUNE 2015


Recap of Day 3

Chat Garcia Ramilo and Shawna Finnegan

Overview of the day and report back from eyes and ears. Appoint new eyes and ears.


Feminist Principles of the Internet

Nadine Moawad and Bishakha Datta





Nadine Moawad, Bishakha Datta, Jan Moolman

A mock court that gets participants to think about the complexities of dealing with violations that have competing rights violations and the difficulties of making arguments to different stakeholders .

Scenario: Viral Rape Video in India.

Different actors talk about their responses to the scenario: police, government minister, freedom of speech activist, women’s rights activist, platform provider

The task of participants is to act as the jury and to think about the best approach with the stakeholders, how do you get them to do what you want / how do you influence them, who was most convincing in relation to their responses?


APC Women’s Rights Programme advocacy on VAW: context, strategies, challenges, successes

Jan Moolman

Brief presentation and Discussion


Country advocacy: strategies, challenges, successes

Chat Garcia Ramilo

Participants work in groups their experiences of advocacy to be presented after lunch. Each group must identify an interesting and creative way to report back




2. Sharing country advocacy experiences

Groups reports

Chat Garcia Ramilo

Countries sharing experiences (strategies, challenges, successes) of advocacy – 3 questions per country



EVENING debate on network neutrality

DAY 5 – 2 JUNE 2015


Recap of Day 4

Chat Garcia Ramilo

Overview of the day and report back from eyes and ears.

9h30 – 10h15

Pop quiz: Myth Buster

Nadine Moawad

– Chat and Bishaka are judges

Game. Myth busters. What are the myths we have heard about the internet? Participants choose an animal and make the sound when they have a myth rebuttal.




Regional advocacy and collaborations

Deborah Brown and Nadine Moawad

Participants divide into Impact and SRP groups.



Closing session: Evaluation

Evaluation and thanks


Chat Garcia Ramilo

Feedback on the workshop

Reflections and commitments from project coordinators country partners, followed by participants completing an evaluation form.

This will include a evaluation of the curriculum modules.

12h00 – 13h00 : Martus training part 2 for IMPACT partners

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