Groups Form International Foundation - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Groups Form International Foundation

by Black Issues

Groups Form International Foundation
To Bridge Digital Divide

The U.S.-based Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and Belgium-based Internews organizations last month announced the launch of the Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI). The GIPI is a foundation established to assist developing countries on enacting policies that narrow the digital divide.
Jim Dempsey, CDT’s director of technology, told The Washington Post that  “there’s a lot of confusion out there about what it takes in terms of policy to create an environment where the Internet becomes affordable, widely available and can be used for economic growth and human development.”        
The GIPI is expected to educate and advise government policymakers and grass-roots advocates on a range of Internet policy issues, including universal service, privacy, technical standards, licensing, digital signatures, content controls and the domain name system, according to Dempsey.
The coalition has already hired 10 full-time “country coordinators” who are familiar with the laws and languages of the countries in which they are stationed. Project funders are varied, including Microsoft, AOL Time Warner, the Soros Foundation and the Markle Foundation.
For more information, visit <www.gipi>. 

© Copyright 2005 by

What’s New   Philippine Ambassador Raul Ch. Rabè at opening of Old Dominion University's Filipino American Student Cultural CenterOld Dominion University has opened the first Filipino American Student Cultural Center on the East Coast.The center will provide a ...
The Joys of Thirty-something The Joys of Thirty-somethingThe road to acclaim for Harvard's Afro-American studies department has been littered with potholes, but after 30 years, the unit finally appears to be cruising.By Ronald Roach In 1969, Black students, faculty members, and ...
New Report Explores Higher Education’s Digital Divide New Report Explores Higher Education's Digital DivideIn recent years, the federal government, community groups, and other organizations have warned Americans about the growing "digital divide" occurring as Internet and computer usage increases in soc...
Gateway 21 Opens Access to Knowledge Gateway 21 Opens Access to Knowledge Dr. Morris Simon is accustomed to using obscure and hard-to-find academic journals in his research as an anthropologist and international studies professor at Stillman College. Recently, articles in the Mississipp...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *