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By on 29 Jun, 2015 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

More than 40 diplomats, computer specialists and academics addressed the impact of the Internet on the changing landscape in which diplomacy operates (geo-politics, economy), the emergence of new Internet topics on diplomatic agendas (cybersecurity, data protection), and the use of new digital tools for diplomatic activities (digital archives, social media). The event was organised in the framework of the Joint Swiss-Serbian Chairmanships of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) by the following partner institutions:

By on 23 Jun, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Diplo Blog

On 19 June, Diplo and the Geneva Internet Platform held a panel that explored the potential analogy of the law of the sea with a possible law of the Internet, examining whether the latter could be considered as common heritage of mankind. The discussion was led by the former Minsiter of Foreign Affairs of Malta and an expert on the Law of the Sea, Dr Alex Sceberras Trigona.

By on 18 Jun, 2015 | From the channel/s: E-tools, Diplo Blog

The Canadian Foreign Service Institute (CFSI) is the primary training provider for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and offers more than 250 learning activities serving around 20,000 participants every year.  CFSI's mandate encompasses providing training on a wide variety of topics e.g. foreign languages, intercultural effectiveness, leadership and management development, international affairs, corporate systems and HR and Finance to all employees, managers and senior executives within DFATD.

By on 05 Jun, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Despite apparently insurmountable difficulties, a constitutional reform cannot be ruled out ad infinitum. Sooner or later a slight revision of the Charter, as painful as it may be, will make its way 

By on 04 Jun, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

From 25 to 29 May 2015, the ICT development community, joined by diplomats, academics, and business representatives, gathered to discuss topics related to Internet governance (IG). This year’s forum had the subtitle ‘Innovating together: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development’, which set the tone for the discussions that were held in the many sessions and panels during the week.

By on 01 Jun, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Webinars

While many Internet governance events and developments took place in May, two main highlights emerged, as noted by Diplo director and Geneva Internet Governance head Dr Jovan Kurbalija, last week during the monthly IG briefing.

By on 26 May, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Diplo Blog

After a few months of online work, Diplo’s Creative Lab team met in Geneva. We locked ourselves in a room for three days (20‒22 May) to further advance the development of  Digital Watch in preparation for the launch of the Alpha version at the end of the June. Diplo is developing the observatory for the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). Given the richness of discussions and the value of the process itself, we decided to keep a brief diary. If you want to receive updates on our progress, please subscribe to the GIP mailing list.
 

By on 23 May, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

When it comes to selecting fonts, uniformity reigns. We would rather make Digital Watch a bit different by selecting more creative fonts, but we face the same dilemma as with other visual elements. If we don’t follow a template, we walk a very delicate line between being considered too ‘dated’ or too ‘cool’ to challenge the visual mantra.

By on 22 May, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

After a few months of online work, Diplo’s Creative Lab team met in Geneva. We locked ourselves in a room for three days (20‒22 May) to further advance the development of  Digital Watch in preparation for the launch of the Alpha version at the end of the June. Diplo is developing the observatory for the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). Given the richness of discussions and the value of the process itself, we decided to keep a brief diary. If you want to receive updates on our progress, please subscribe to the GIP mailing list.

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

Creativity often involves a lot of tension and, sometimes, heated debate. Today, our heated debate centred on the graphical style for icons to be used on the Digital Watch website. The discussion was very interesting reflecting the dilemmas of modern graphical design and visual culture.

On one side, traditionalists argued for the use of Diplo’s hand-drawn illustrations, saying they  provide a human touch in a generally uniform Googlish material design where most websites look like one another.

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