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Webinar digest: Cybersecurity for e-diplomats: Hype and reality
By Editor on 17 Jul 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Webinars, Home

Browse through the world’s weekly journals and you will face a number of articles discussing the fears of cyberwarfare with reference to attacks on Estonia or a Stuxnet virus attack on Iran, or analysing the economic consequences of cybercrime.

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Wikipedia and the battle of words over political events in Egypt
By Marília Maciel on 12 Jul 2013 | From the channel/s:
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Wikipedia is the most popular encyclopedia of our time. It influences public understanding of events and it is a relevant platform for public diplomacy. This blog post addresses the way Wikipedia coverage has reflected unfolding political developments in Egypt.

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Wikipedia for diplomats: a tool for information and public diplomacy?
By Editor on 27 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:

The webinar on Wikipedia for diplomats held on June 21, was part of a larger initiative by DiploFoundation and the Italian Diplomatic Institute to promote dialogue and cross-fertilization between the Wikipedia community and the diplomatic community.

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Whom would you trust to take care of your digital assets?
By petecranston on 21 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:

Say 'digital assets' and instantly eyes glaze, in a way wearily familiar to those of us who try and interest our friends and family in the details of the technologies we all rely on.

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The role of crowdsourcing in policy formulation
By Guy Girardet on 17 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:

In his recent guest blog, Giulio Quaggiotto, UNDP argues that citizen engagement is more about design than technology.

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Citizen engagement: We lack ambition in design, not technology
By Editor on 17 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:

"Whenever I am asked about the role of social media and new technologies for citizen engagement, I like to show the first minute and a half or so of this brilliant TED Talk by Dave Meslin", writes Giulio Quaggiotto, Practice Leader, Knowledge and Innovation, ...

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Do e-mail and e-documents have diplomatic protection?
By Jovan Kurbalija on 13 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:

The short answer is YES! A bit longer answer could be prompted by questions… why, over the last few days, have we not heard news about ambassadors presenting demarches in Washington, with reasonable doubts whether their e-mails have been intercepted?

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Remote Participation in the ITU
By Editor on 13 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:

This is a recent interview with Anders Norsker, Chief, Information Services Department, International Telecommunication Union.

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Opening up - how the UN Development Programme is going digital
By Editor on 12 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:

"The growth in social media represents a shift in power from traditional top-down communication to the individual.

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Open Data, International Organisations and Governance
By petecranston on 10 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:

"Open Data is a simple concept. Organisations holding datasets should place them online, in machine-readable formats, and under licenses that let anyone re-use them. Advocates explain that this brings a myriad of benefits.