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Advocacy, Activism and the Internet: Communication Policy for Social Change

July 6, 2014 - July 12, 2014

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

The Center for Media and Communication Studies and the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication will convene a week summer intensive program at CEU from July 6-12.

This intensive summer course brings together a broadly international group of researchers, policy advocates, technologists and human rights activists to gain new insights into the role which civil society can play in advocating for a free and open internet. Sessions will highlight the potential of technology and online tools for mobilizing and organizing constituencies in support of an open Internet and for enhancing the security and privacy of online communication.


This 2014 Course will focus on:

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


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

For questions about the program, please email Laura Schwartz- Henderson at lsh@asc.upenn.edu.