About the SEEsummary

Every month, SEEDIG has been preparing monthly summaries of Internet governance and digital policy developments in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area (SEE+).
The SEEDIG Executive Committee is now looking for volunteers to strengthen the Editorial Team behind these summaries.
Scroll down to read more about this initiative and the call for volunteers.

What is the SEEsummary?

Launched in September 2016, the SEEsummary – a one of a kind initiative in the region – provides a monthly overview of Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities occurring in SEE+.

Updates covered in the summary are structured around Internet and digital policy related issues, such as infrastructure, cybersecurity, human rights online, e-commerce, and the digital divide. For this purpose, we use the classification of Internet and digital policy issues developed by DiploFoundation and showcased in the Geneva Internet Platform Digital Watch Observatory

Have a look at our 26 SEEsummary issues so far, to better understand what this is all about.

What does the process involve?

The Editorial Team (made up of volunteer editors) is responsible for identifying and writing about Internet governance and digital policy developments and events in SEE+. Each month, the editors scan national and regional media resources, as well as websites of public institutions and other entities whose work is relevant for the region.

They then summarise the main developments (e.g. a cybersecurity law adopted in one country, an initiative to bridge the digital divide launched by a government etc), and also put together a list of upcoming events and opportunities (fellowships, grants, summer schools etc) for regional stakeholders interested in Internet policy and governance.

Members of the SEEDIG community contribute to this process from time to time, by sharing developments from their countries, which are then picked up by the editors.

Editors take turn in coordinating the work for each monthly summary, while the overall activity is supervised by one member of the SEEDIG Executive Committee.

Join the Editorial Team!

Read through the info below to see what being an editor involves and what you get in return.

Do you have what it takes?

A SEEDIG volunteer needs to have a passion for digital policy, and a desire to strengthen SEE+’s position on the Internet governance map! In addition, volunteers need to:

  • Be originally from, or residing in SEE+.
  • Cover developments and events independently of external influence, and from a neutral point of view.
  • Have a very good level of English.
  • Dedicate 10-12 working hours/month to the preparation of the summary (searching for developments, writing about them, contributing to the editing and overall finalising of the summary, etc.)
  • Commit to consistently contributing to the work of the Editorial Team for a period of minimum six months.
What’s in it for you?

The role offers volunteers a chance to make a difference for the region.

Once you sign up:

  • If you meet the aforementioned criteria, you’ll first be invited to an online training session explaining the process behind the SEEsummary: what makes a development/event worthwhile including in the summary, how to write about developments, where to look for updates, etc. Editors will be selected based on the successful completion of the training.
  • Once selected to the Editorial Team, your contribution will be recognised in each issue of the summary, as well as on the SEEDIG website.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to be part of a key SEEDIG intersessional activity, and of the overall SEEDIG process and community.

How to apply?

 

Just fill out this form by 12 June 2019. We will get in touch by 15 June.

If you have questions, send us an e-mail at editors@seedig.net.

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