This intensive summer course (organized by the Center for Media, Data, and Society at Central European University and the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania) is designed to help both researchers and activists gain new insights into the role which civil society can play in advocating for a free and open Internet, and will highlight the potential of technology and online tools for mobilizing and organizing constituencies and for enhancing the security and privacy of advocates.
The 2015 Course will focus on:
o Internet law and policy
o Social media and mobilization
o Online tools for advocacy, security and privacy
o Capacity building for civil society
This course is intended for communication policy advocates, PhD students, advanced MA students, activists, bloggers, policy makers, media development professionals (drawing from government, civil society/NGOs, foundations), journalists and other media practitioners with a demonstrated interest in media and technology and communication policy advocacy.Application deadline is March 15, 2015. Online application and further information are available on the website.