I'm somewhat belatedly posting my notes for a presentation I gave at a convening in May 2011 on Media, Social Media, and Democratic Governance at Wilton Park (here's a PDF of the conference programme, and POLIS Director, Charlie Beckett's notes from his presentation are here.). ----- "The Internet Is Not A Horse": presentation at Wilton Park, May 2011 Over the past few months, I've been working with the human rights organisation WITNESS on a new initiative that aims to help those using video for human rights to do so more safely, more ethically and more effectively. As part of this initiative, we have produced a report [published in September 2011], called Cameras Everywhere, as WITNESS' first toe in the waters of technology policy. Why would an organisation that has focused on advocacy campaigns to expose and end specific human rights abuses suddenly decide to engage in the world of technology policy? Finding and sharing new ways to use new technologies for documenting and exposing vio More