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Internet protocols and human rights: Interplay or interdependence?

Sebastian Monnet

The Internet, as we know it today, has evolved from a platform of the tech, academic, and research elite, to a tool for the general public, given its wide adoption by the mainstream modern society (Naughton, 2016). Wi...

Zoom as a complementary teaching tool in DiploFoundation’s online courses

Andre Saramago

In recent years, DiploFoundation has received a growing number of calls from course participants to include video interaction in our online courses. This post reflects briefly on the use of Zoom meetings in Diplo’s ...

Africa and Internet governance: At the table or on the menu?

Badriyya Yusuf

Internet governance (IG) is a particularly challenging puzzle when viewed from the perspective of countries in the Global South. Many of these countries are asymmetrically integrated and constrained by structures of d...

Information and communication technology for African livelihood

Arthur Carindal N'guessan

In 2019, the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) published the report Measuring digital development. The report presented several important facts and figures, inc...

Waking up to the ‘new normal’ or What does a post-COVID-19 world look like in small island developing states (SIDS)?

Tracy Hackshaw

We need to ensure we digitalise all of our business processes as to enable the effective digital transformation of our governments, businesses, and educational institutions so that the disruptive solutions brought by ...

Exploring the potential of official/state-owned/institutional social media accounts in the fight against misinformation

Manyi Arrey Orok-Tambe

The world is driven by information. That is almost an understatement in this era. In today’s hyperconnected world, marked by unprecedented opportunities for innovation and transformation, information stands as the f...

The first month of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago

Solange Mike

A blog post from the perspective of a small state In only one month, drastic changes happened in the daily lives of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. As the global spreading of COVID-19 became more apparent, small ...

Recalibrating our energy: Is all that glitters with digital technologies really climate action gold?

Nanjira Sambuli

The urgency of tackling climate change cannot be overstated. Bold action is desperately needed. Enter the role of digital technologies, touted as a panacea for addressing (all) the sustainable development goals (SDGs)...