Category Archives: activism

Seeking your opinions on internet values and core principles

The next Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is just around the corner and for the first time I am organizing a workshop there.  I think the title of the workshop speaks for itself.  It is: “Core Internet Values and the Principles of Internet Governance Across Generations.” The idea is very simple.  We are going to have… Read More »

CFP: Third International Workshop on Internet Governance

If you are interested in Internet Governance research, you may find the following call for contributions, issues by GigaNet, relevant. Third International Workshop on Global Internet Governance: An Interdisciplinary Research Field in Construction Montreal (QC), Canada – 30-31 May 2010 Organized by GigaNet, in cooperation with The Canadian Communication Association and Media@McGill Co-sponsored by GigaNet,… Read More »

Opportunities with approaching deadlines

Just a couple of updates that can interest readers of this blog: Diplo Foundation Internet Governance Capacity Building Prorgam (deadline: Feb. 12) Berkman Center Summer Internship (deadline: March 5) I was lucky enough to experience both of those opportunities and I am warmly recommend them. More details and links for each of those opportunities can… Read More »

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme

No, I am not turning this blog into a fellowship/scholarship/conference announcement board.  But many of my friends, especially in the developing countries, are approaching me with questions about opportunities of studying abroad and particularly about funding.  So, I feel I should share those pieces of information as they come along. Here is a very interesting… Read More »

The life offline

This is not really a post, but more of sharing a link. At some point this summer I came across a blog of Aaron Swartz, who seems to be a really interesting character.  One of the things that caught my eye was his story of spending this past June offline.  He simply got tired and… Read More »

OLPC – the Israeli pilot

More or less a year ago I had the pleasure of meeting Guy Sheffer, who represented Israel at the ITU Youth Forum in Bangkok.  Guy is a true open source enthusiast and has tremendous amounts of energy, which are rather inspiring.  He got really excited and interested in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC )… Read More »