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By on 21 Apr, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

An underlying theme of the discussion during the visit to Diplo’s CreativeLab in Belgrade by students from the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) was on how: ‘Digital art and digital policy are disciplines that deal with the same issues from different perspectives, using different methodologies.’

By on 21 Apr, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog
By on 18 Apr, 2017 | From the channel/s: E-tools

The Internet entered the conference room out of sheer necessity. It has become a common part of all conference venues and provides the twenty-first century way of conducting events, as well as reporting from them.

By Andrijana Gavrilovic on 11 Apr, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

In our April WebDebate, we discussed Education Diplomacy, which could be described as the use of diplomacy to further education as a driver for development. We asked: What is Education Diplomacy? Is it still diplomacy? What are the approaches to Education Diplomacy? What knowledge and skills does it require?

By on 03 Apr, 2017 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

China’s International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace, WikiLeaks disclosure of the US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) hacking arsenal, and the second report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy were among the main digital policy developments in the month of March. These and other developments, trends, and regional updates were the subject of March's just-in-time briefing on Internet governance - our monthly appointment on the last Tuesday of every month - which took place on 28 March 2017.

By on 24 Mar, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The 58th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) took place from 11 to 16 March in Copenhagen, Denmark.

By on 23 Mar, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

What makes one set of words more convincing than another, and how can language best be put to work in the service of diplomacy, international relations, business, and all other aspects of contemporary life? How do digital communication channels affect communication and diplomacy? Where and how do misunderstandings arise?

By on 14 Mar, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

In our March WebDebate, we explored the contribution of diplomats to literature and cultural heritage and also looked at how art and diplomacy can be usefully combined. We asked: What can we learn from diplomats who also engage in the arts? What role does creativity play for diplomacy? Are there are any overlaps between poetic and diplomatic language? Are there certain lessons in the diplomatic craft that can only be expressed through literature and art?

By on 08 Mar, 2017 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Discussions about fake news, ignited right after the US Presidential election in November 2016, have continued to dominate the public debate, as Internet companies increasingly face backlash over the spread of fake news on their platforms.

By G. R. Berridge on 06 Mar, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

UN-led prenegotiations for a settlement of the Syrian civil war between the government of Bashar al-Assad in Damascus and the main coalition of opposition groups, the Riyadh-based ‘High Negotiations Committee (HNC)’, tragically seem once more to be going nowhere, even though an heroic attempt to talk up progress at the end of the last round of proximity talks in Geneva on 3 March was made by UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, and they might well resume later in the month (see


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