Apply to our Summer School on Internet Governance, Civil Society and Communication Policy Advocacy

February 25, 2015

Date: 28 June – 4 July, 2015
Place: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

The course will overview the current state of play surrounding internet governance, freedom of expression norms, and the relationship between the policies of internet companies, surveillance, and content take down and data requests by governments. It aims to bring together internet policy experts, civil society strategists, and security and international relations specialists as well as freedom of expression experts.

Workshops will seek to understand freedom of expression norms in different contexts around the world.  How should activists engage online, and how have online extremists adapted to the digital age to advance their mission, gain a popular following, and insert their agendas into mainstream discourse? Sessions will feature a mix of lectures, group discussions, hands-on practicums, as well as two field trips within Budapest to meet with organizations engaged with work in this field.

The application deadline is 15 March, 2015.

Our 2015 summer school will focus on:

- Freedom of expression and open internet advocacy strategies
- Human rights and communication policy
- Internet law and policy
- Tools for digital security and privacy

Past faculty have come from: Berkman Center, Center for Democracy and Technology, Center for Internet and Society, Creative Commons, Global Voices Online, Hivos, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Watch, International Center for Policy Advocacy, Internews, Open Technology Initiative, OSCE, OSF, Privacy International, Tactical Technology Collective, Transparency International, Tor Project, Witness. 

The Summer School is organized by CMDS and the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS), Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania.