Google Policy Fellowship Extends to 850 Million People in Asia Pacific

Google Policy Fellowship program is now extended to Asia Pacific.Google said the "Asia Pacific program for 2011 includes one Fellow each in Australia, Hong Kong and India. The University of New South Wales, the City University of Hong Kong, and the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore will be serving as the respective host […]

Google Policy Fellowship program is now extended to Asia Pacific.

Google said the "Asia Pacific program for 2011 includes one Fellow each in Australia, Hong Kong and India. The University of New South Wales, the City University of Hong Kong, and the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore will be serving as the respective host institutions."

"There're now more than 2 billion people online, with approximately 850 million of them in Asia Pacific.

In this region, we see many policy challenges concerning access to information online. The 2011 Asia Pacific Fellows will therefore focus on legal and policy issues related to the open Internet," Google stated.

"The goal of the program is to assist public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on important Internet policy issues, and to support talented young advocates and scholars."

"Since its inception in 2007, the Google Policy Fellowship has provided a platform for students interested in technology policy to contribute to the public dialogue on these issues, and to explore future academic and professional interests," Google said.

[Source: Public Policy blog]