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International networking enriches learning about diplomacy and Internet Governance
By Editor on 25 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:
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Kevon Swift, a business analyst at the External Relations Unit, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Trinidad and Tobago, started the DiploFoundation / University of Malta Master in Contemporary Diplomacy with an Internet Governance...

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Diplomacy and spying: ye olde chestnut - 238
By Aldo Matteucci on 25 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:
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Governments have been caught spying on each other. So what else is new? Before taking informed decisions, governments weigh benefits and costs of action. To this end they gather – by hook or crook – as much contextual and social information as they can afford.

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Diplomats on a swing … (not swinging diplomats) - 237
By Aldo Matteucci on 22 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

I was answering my eMail, at the reception of the resort in Kerala where I’m staying at the moment, when I heard sweet talk coming from the side. A mother and her teen-age boys were rocking gently on a wooden swing, talking, and sharing.

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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:
E-diplomacy

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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Blurred Lines and Lost Trust?… Diplomacy and Intelligence Gathering. Eavesdropping on G20 Delegates in 2009
By Katharina Hone on 18 Jun 2013 | From the channel/s:
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The Guardian reports that during the London G20 summit in 2009, British intelligence services read delegates’ e-mail exchanges, hacked delegates’ smart phones and even set up an internet café for G20 participants with the purpose of extracting password details and related information.

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

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:
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"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:
E-diplomacy

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:
E-diplomacy

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:
E-diplomacy

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

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