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By on 15 Feb, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The Internet affects society in all its dimensions. E-mail and messaging is changing our written communication, Wikipedia affects how we think about the accessibility of public knowledge, and social media can result in disparities in our offline and online identities. While e-commerce, e-health and e-government are providing extensive opportunities to offer services easier and more efficiently, the Internet poses threats when it is used by terrorists and hackers or contains harmful materials to children.

By on 08 Feb, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

The Internet has had a substantial impact on the work of diplomats. Many diplomatic functions have been digitalised, and several e-tools can be used to perform diplomatic work.

By on 05 Feb, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Webinars

The regular Geneva Internet Platform webinar briefings on Internet governance, which summarise the main developments of each month and explore upcoming developments, resumed in January.

By on 20 Jan, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

As in every other area, forecasts help us imagine what the future will look like, and what to expect.

By on 20 Jan, 2016 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Reflections on 2015 and predictions for 2016

Digital politics are quite predictable. We know this from experience: six years of making annual predictions of policy developments in the digital field. With the exception of the Snowden revelations in 2013, most other digital policy developments were easy to predict as part of longer policy trends.

By on 07 Jan, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

DiploFoundation and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) recently signed a new memorandum of understanding on training for capacity development. The MoU builds on the established cooperation between Diplo and the Learning Network for Capacity Development (LenCD) through which the two institutions have worked together over the last couple years to offer an online course on Capacity Development.

By on 21 Dec, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Malta urges the UN to consider the Internet as common heritage of mankind

On the 15th December Dr. Alex Sceberras Trigona, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the High Level Meeting reviewing developments after 10 years since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10).

By on 11 Dec, 2015 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, E-tools, Internet Governance

It doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out. Of course in situ gatherings, including both meetings and kids’ games, came first, probably around campsites and campfires. Interesting to note, then, that the 2015 World Championship League of Legends e-sport games had 360 million hours of live viewing, 334 million daily unique impressions, and average concurrent viewership of over 4.2 million, with a maximum of 14 million at its peak.

By on 11 Dec, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Yesterday, Mexico, Malta, and Switzerland renewed their memorandum of understanding on diplomatic training. This cooperation was initiated by the Instituto Matias Romero (Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and DiploFoundation (established by Malta and Switzerland) some 11 years ago. Since that time, more than 350 diplomats have been engaged in diplomatic training. The two institutions also developed and delivered a course on Migration and Development.

By on 04 Dec, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

New research on Internet governance, digital diplomacy, public diplomacy, and international relations

Time for celebration! After months of hard and creative work, thirteen students graduated with the Master in Contemporary Diplomacy in late November this year. This programme is run by Diplo in partnership with the University of Malta.

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