Dwayne from Translate giving a presentation at the Fourth meeting of the IGF, 15-18 November 2009, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt whose theme was, ‘Internet Governance – Creating Opportunities for All’
Highlighting the need for language to be central to the discussion of oppotunities for all. With many in the forum talking about the right for access, and really dealing mostly with technical access, it was powerful to end this talk with the statement:
[M]ultilingualism should be our first priority, as the fulfillment of the things that we envision rests on multilingualism. And without that, the phrase, “You have the right to remain silent” might take on a very different meaning.