The Ninth South School of Internet Governance (SSIG) took place at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro during the first week of April 2017. Directed by Olga Cavalli and Adrian Carballo, SSIG aims to strengthen the representation of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region where Internet Governance (IG) is discussed and defined; it is also a goal of SSIG to create a space for education of a new generation of professionals that participate actively in the IG.
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.
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.
Over the past few years, the Global Team at Public Knowledge has increased its work in Latin America and its collaboration with partners in the region. A main focus of this work has been to support their engagement in global topics and, whenever appropriate, local and regional battles to defend an open and free Internet.