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Internet policy issues: past, present and future

Will the cutting off of Internet access in Egypt affect the future of Internet governance and policy? Are you concerned about Internet governance in the aftermath of the WikiLeaks CableGate incident? Will guidelines and regulations  be affected? What do you think about the reactions of governments and private companies such as Amazon and PayPal to the WikiLeaks phenomenon?


If these types of questions interest you, then why not sign up for the forthcoming DiploFoundation course in capacity building for Internet governance. The attached calls for applications outline two parallel courses: one for professionals from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries [here], and another for professionals from all other countries [here]. The deadline for applications for the Foundation Course is 12 February 2011.

DiploFoundation’s 2011 foundation courses in Internet Governance and ICT are now open for applications. 

A call for applications for Diplo's ACP Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Internet Governance (IG) Capacity Development Programme Foundation Course has been issued to all government and sub-regional/regional institutions of ACP countries involved in ICT and IG policy as well as civil society, business, academia, media, and other interested individuals or groups.


This 12-week online course is designed to improve ICT- and IG-related knowledge and skills for participants mainly from ACP countries and to assist them in participating in global decision-shaping debates on IG. The programme also facilitates community-building among individuals with different national, cultural, and professional backgrounds.

Complete information is available here, and is also available in the attached .pdf file IGICT4ACP11 Call for Applications. More information about the ACP Programme is available on Diplo's ACP website.

In a parallel programme for applicants from non-ACP countries, DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP11) Foundation Course.

Complete information is available here, and is available in the attached .pdf file IGCBP11 Call for Applications. Visit Diplo's Internet governance website for more information about the IG programme.

Applications for both courses close on 12 February 2011.

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