Press Release

Public Knowledge Launches Online Open Internet Course for Digital Advocates

February 23, 2015 ,

Today, Public Knowledge launches an online course to train digital rights activists throughout Latin America to strategically advocate for the Open Internet. Hosted by Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) and available in Spanish, this course explores strategic planning, SMART goal development, internet governance, online human rights, net neutrality and trade agreement impact on the Open Internet, and more. The Open Internet Course course features interactive components and digital media, including engaging videos and a student forum, to facilitate learning.

The following may be attributed to Carolina Rossini, VP of International Policy at Public Knowledge and official course instructor:

“We’re pleased to launch this exclusive Spanish language course to train digital rights activists throughout Latin America how to create and maintain an Open Internet for all. Although more than 50% of internet users in the Americas are from Latin America, the region has long been overlooked in Open Internet discussions. We hope this course brings the region into the debate, introducing new professionals and young advocates to the most important digital rights issues of our time.”

The following may be attributed to Natalie Green, International Policy Assistant at Public Knowledge:

“Protecting the Open Internet is not just an issue we face in the United States. We hope this course will help raise the profile of digital rights activists in Latin America, as well as strengthen the bonds between the work digital rights advocates are doing throughout the world.”

Students may register now until March 6. The course begins March 15 and runs 12 weeks.