Summer School - Internet Governance, Civil Society and Communication Policy Advocacy
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 both seeking to understand freedom of expression norms and internet freedom experts seeking to understand both how activists engage online as well as how online extremists have adapted to the digital age and use online and mobile communications 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 Summer School is organized by the Center for Media and Communication Studies, School of Public Policy, Central European University and the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS), Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania.