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International Student Essay Contest, 2019: Internet Responsibility

Posted by Carnegie Council on August 26, 2019 at 10:26am 0 Comments

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its 11th annual International Student Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is there an ethical responsibility to regulate the Internet? If so, why and to what extent? If not, why not?

Please include in your analysis an explanation (in your own words) of "responsibility" and what it means to "regulate" the Internet. Your essay should consider at least one specific issue or area where "regulation" (as you define it) might be considered. For example, you may choose to address censorship, Internet accessibility, net neutrality, social media, cyber security, or other Internet-related issues. You are not limited to the aforementioned choices when discussing regulation.

Essays must identify the actor(s) that should or should not be responsible for Internet regulation. This can…

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Media freedom in Bulgaria: why Kovesi’s job will be especially tough in Bulgaria

Posted by Iveta Cherneva on September 23, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

by Iveta Cherneva

When the news hit that the Romanian hard-baller Laura Kovesi was to become EU’s top prosecutor, anti-corruption activists across Europe applauded loudly.

One could hear the applause also in Bulgaria – a small EU country facing issues with EU funds misappropriation and theft, as well as freedom of the press -- a place where Kovesi’s work is much needed.

Defined institutionally, Kovesi’s office has “the competence to investigate, prosecute and bring to judgment crimes against the EU budget, such as fraud, corruption or serious cross-border VAT fraud”.

In other words, the EU top prosecutor is tasked with the tough job of going after crimes involving EU money. 

Bringing to justice crimes related to EU funds is almost impossible without the leads on the ground – work often done by a functioning…

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My journey throughout Diplomacy, Academics, and NGOs

Posted by Daniela Segovia Hernández on August 20, 2019 at 8:42pm 0 Comments

I started my path in the international development field during my first year of university, working as an intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Venezuela. My experience alongside Colombian refugees in my country opened my eyes to the stark reality of displacement and war. Ironically, my country faces a similar situation nowadays. Venezuelans represent the highest rate of migrants and refugees in the Americas. More than 4 million have left the country since 2016; an exodus comparable to the migrant and refugee crisis caused by the civil war in Syria.

“I want to I can” (Yo quiero Yo puedo)

Being one more number in a statistic, I moved to Mexico last year, and I began looking for ways I could add value to this country that was receiving me as a migrant. I am a political scientist by training and a policymaker; throughout the past 15 years, I have held diverse positions in the foreign affairs and the global governance areas. Because of this, I…

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Dirt Building Mountains on the Streets of Monrovia is a Societal Threat

Posted by Amara M. Kamara on August 5, 2019 at 10:19am 0 Comments

On March 11, 2019, in the Front street community, there was almost an accident to befall us, as the picture above illustrates. We have a very narrow road where only two vehicles are allowed to pass in two opposite directions. However now, we are noticing that half of the road has been occupied by dirt. As a result of this, drivers violate road safety laws by using the opposite direction. Furthermore, this is the same road that motorcyclists and other moving vehicles use for transportation. At the same time, young children and adults also walk on the road.

One of the most frustrating parts about environmental pollution in our…

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