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Did you take the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP from DiploFoundation? If so, in which year? Who was tutoring you?
No, but I took Diplo's Introduction to Internet Governance course
Where did you ¨discover¨ this Community portal?
DiploFoundation website
What are you currently doing today and projects you have related to Internet governance?
Michael J. Oghia is a Belgrade-based Internet governance consultant & editor who represented the Internet Society (ISOC) as a 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) ambassador to IGF 10 in João Pessoa, Brazil, and was selected as a 2016 IGF returning ambassador for IGF 11 in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is currently the communications manager of iGmena, a program launched in 2012 by Hivos, and works with DiploFoundation as assistant curator for the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). Michael is a third culture kid (TCK) with professional experience in conflict resolution, journalism & media, civil society, and academia. He is actively involved in regional IGF initiatives, such as the Southeastern European Dialogue on Internet governance (SEEDIG) and the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), as well as intersessional IGF initiates such as the Internet exchange point (IXP) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Best Practice Forums. Michael is also a member of various Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) communities, including the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC), Non-commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG), and the Middle East and Adjoining Countries Special Working Group (MEAC-SWG). He has lectured on Internet governance at the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut (MDLAB), as well as attended various Internet governance and media policy-related training programs, including the 2016 EuroDIG New Media Summer School and the 2016 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute. Michael holds a Master of Arts in sociology from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and a Bachelor of Science in sociology from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, USA. Michael also loathes referring to himself in third person.

For more information, see my Twitter and LinkedIn pages:

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Country experience: USA, Lebanon, India, Turkey, & Serbia
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iGmena - https://igmena.org
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Michael Oghia's Blog

Apple vs. FBI, security vs. privacy: Dissecting ‘good’ and ‘bad’

The Apple vs. FBI case is undoubtedly one of the biggest cybersecurity issues since the Snowden revelations – in terms of what he exposed and the resultant…


Posted on April 15, 2016 at 10:30am

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