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By on 29 Sep, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

[Geneva, 28 September 2015] The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and the Internet Society (ISOC) today announced the launch of the Digital Watch, a new online tool to empower diplomats and other Internet policy participants by providing a concise overview of Internet policy issues, participants and ongoing developments. 

By on 21 Sep, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Managing complex governance arrangements in the absence of trust is the new million dollar (bitcoin?) question.

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

On 28 and 29 August, 30 diplomats gathered in Bangkok to learn about and discuss cyber diplomacy, a practice that is vital to avoid conflict and miscommunication in global Internet policy-making.

By on 27 Aug, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Webinars

Cybersecurity, the global IG architecture, the IANA transition process, privacy and data protection, and the responsibility of Internet intermediaries ranked high on the digital policy agenda during the summer months, the IG Barometer for July and August revealed.

By on 26 Aug, 2015 | From the channel/s: Looking Sideways, Diplo Blog

Conviction without experience makes for harshness

Flannery O’CONNOR
 

The internet is an enabler. Arguably, the internet has been the most transforming event in the last thousand years – akin, in its impact, to writing, or the domestication of the horse.

By on 24 Aug, 2015 | From the channel/s: E-tools, Internet Governance

Bitcoin, as a leading cryptocurrency, is at a point that everyone knew it would come to. Everyone hoped this wouldn’t be potentially threaten the stability of the whole blockchain invention. Nevertheless.

By on 17 Jul, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Soneel Ram, International Humanitarian Law Dissemination and Communications Officer at the Fiji Red Cross Society, recently completed the online diploma course on Humanitarian Diplomacy offered by DiploFoundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). He heard about the course through an e-mail invitation sent out from the IFRC. Following the course, we asked him a few questions about his experience.

By on 13 Jul, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Earlier this month, Rafik Dammak, chair of ICANN's Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG), and a tutor for Diplo's Internet governance online course for the MENA region, was interviewed by Flavia Fascendini from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). In the interview below, reproduced by kind permission of APC, Rafik talks about the policy process around domain names, recent developments, and the role of civil society.

By on 02 Jul, 2015 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Webinars

June proved to be another intensive month for cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, and net neutrality. The IG Barometer revealed that new cybersecurity attacks, the anticipated announcement of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, and controversy surrounding the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy and data protection reform, were among the main highlights.

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:

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