Course date

28 June - 4 July, 2015
Application for this course is closed.
Course Director(s): 

Susan Abbott

Cross-Pollinate Consulting Solutions, Denver, USA

Kate Coyer

Center for Media, Data and Society at SPP of CEU, Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Renata Avila

World Wide Web Foundation, Web We Want Initiative, Washington D. C., USA

Tamas Bodoky

Atlatszo.hu , Budapest, Hungary

Hanane Boujemi

Hivos, The Hague, the Netherlands

Amy Brouillette

Center for Media, Data and Society, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

Center for Data, Media and Society, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Lina Dencik

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Tin Geber

The Engine Room

Miklos Haraszti

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary/UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Belarus

Ellen Hume

Center for Media, Data and Society, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Eric King

Privacy International, London, UK

Miklos Ligeti

Transparency International Hungary, Budapest

Lisa McInerney

VOX-Pol Project; Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland

Peter Noorlander

Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), London, UK

Sejal Parmar

Department of Legal Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

András Pethő

@direkt36, Budapest, Hungary

Jillian York

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Berlin, Germany

Eoin Young

International Centre for Policy Advocacy, Potsdam, Germany
Course Coordinator: 

Eva Bognar

Center for Media, Data and Society at SPP of CEU, Budapest, Hungary
This intensive summer course is designed to help researchers, activists, policy makers and advocates gain new insights into the complex relationship between technology, free expression, and policy that lie at the heart of debates between global security and human rights. Throughout the course, participants will dig deeper into the role which civil society can play in advocating for a free and open internet, with special attention on the role of social media companies and internet intermediaries. Sessions will highlight the potential of technology and online tools for mobilizing and organizing constituencies in support of freedom of expression, an open internet, and for enhancing the security and privacy of digital communication.
 
Our 2015 summer school 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.