Today, Public Knowledge is launching a call for applications for the next round of our online and tuition-free, Spanish-language Open Internet Course. The 13-week course, designed to train and cultivate a new generation of Spanish speaking leaders to defend the free and open internet, will begin on February 6. Applications will be accepted until January 20 and we encourage all who are interested to apply as soon as possible.
Melanie Penagos, International Policy Associate at Public Knowledge, discusses PK's online Spanish-language Open Internet advocacy training course. The call for applications for the third round of the course will begin on January 3 and run through January 20. Learn more at publicknowledge.org/open-internet-course.
In maintaining our commitment to cultivate new leaders to enable and promote a free and open internet, Public Knowledge recently concluded the second round of its online Open Internet Course. The course, which ran from June 27 - October 10, 2016, hosted 30 participants, including journalists, students, government officials, and practitioners in the digital rights field.
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