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By on 02 Apr, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Preparations are under way for the NETmundial meeting, which takes place on 23-24 April in São Paolo, Brazil. Around 800 participants are expected to attend; many more will participate via remote hubs, which are being set up in regions worldwide.

By on 01 Apr, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme for participants from the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), organised by Hivos in collaboration with DiploFoundation and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), has successfully concluded.

By on 31 Mar, 2014 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Twitter use in Turkey dropped when a ban on the platform was introduced. This simple fact was obscured by the excitement and celebration that in the days immediately after the ban Twitter traffic increased as people found ways around the block. But, as the figure illustrates, usage dropped after that first spike. Circumventing the ban required extra effort, and some technical knowledge, both significant barriers to a service part of whose USP is ease of use, and immediacy.

By on 26 Mar, 2014 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

In what had the nation reeling and rolling its collective eyes to heaven as it let out a cry of disbelief last month, an Irish homeowner who set up a website to show his CCTV footage of bad boys caught in the act of burglarising his home was told by the Irish Data Protection Commission that 'he could be prosecuted under the Data Protection Acts if he continued to post the images and face a jail term or maximum fine of €100,000' [Alison Bray, Irish Indepen

By on 26 Mar, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The European Commission is undoubtedly a very active player in the Internet governance (IG) process. One of the most recent developments from Brussels is a communication adopted last month, on 12 February 2014, on Europe’s role in shaping the future of the Internet.

By on 25 Mar, 2014 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

DiploFoundation recently was honored to contribute tangibly to the growth and development of diplomacy in Myanmar through a donation of multiple copies of 16 titles (in both print and e-book format). The books were handed over to the Myanmar Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. U Wunna Maung Lwin by Swiss ambassador Mr Christoph Burgener at a ceremony in the Union Minister's office in Nay Pyi Taw on 21 March 2014.

By on 20 Mar, 2014 | From the channel/s: Climate Change

'The public is constantly told by the media that climate science can’t be trusted, the models are flawed, and action on climate change is a costly gamble. But when you compare original predictions with what actually happened, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

By on 20 Mar, 2014 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Diplo Blog

‘Diplo’s work on making diplomacy more inclusive and effective is a necessity of our time. We need to engage the broader society in crucial discussions on the future of our world’, explained the Hon. Dr Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca during a meeting with the Friends of Diplo at Diplo’s office in Geneva.

By on 18 Mar, 2014 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Diplo’s Dr Jovan Kurbalija attended the Panel on cyber surveillance ‘Yes We Scan’ on the 14th of March at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights with Julian Assange, Olivier Chopin,  Baltasar Garzón,  Edwy Plenel, Carlo Sommaruga, and Richard Werly (Journalist Le Temps, associate fellow of Diplo Foundation).

By on 16 Mar, 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Webinars

To assist diplomats in grasping the complexity of this multidisciplinary and  multistakeholder political environment, and to bring them up to speed on what to follow, when to follow it, and how to follow it, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), hosted by DiploFoundation, offers a monthly Geneva Briefing on Internet Governance, besides other activities. The briefing webinars will take place online on the first Tuesday of every month at 13:00 hrs (CET).

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