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EU-US Privacy Shield’s seven principles
16 September 2016
Gender rights online, Internet governance and digital policy, Privacy and data protection
Nine months after the invalidation of the Safe Harbour Agreement, the European Commission (EC) confirmed that the new EU-US Privacy Shield affords adequate protection to the privacy of EU citizens. The framework imp...
Studying public diplomacy – experiences of a Portuguese diplomat
03 August 2016
I am currently contributing to a study on Portugal’s public diplomacy. The aim is to provide recommendations for a renewed dialogue between the ministry and stakeholders at home and abroad. The study follows the ca...
The role of trust in digital diplomacy
01 August 2016
Users’ trust in different aspects of the Internet ecosystem has been in decline following the Snowden revelations and other recent developments. While trust is subjective and contextual, it is increasingly in focus ...
Measuring reputation through digital diplomacy at international organisations
12 July 2016
There is a wealth of information about digital diplomacy at the state level, and while much of the literature is interesting and informative, it doesn’t really speak to using digital diplomacy techniques at the inte...
New Alumni Hub: supporting the work of our Alumni
11 July 2016
Diplomatic theory and practice, Internet governance and digital policy, Online education
DiploFoundation is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting the work of its alumni, in recognition of their achievements. The new Alumni Hub, at www.diplomacy.edu/courses/diplo-alumni/, will feature art...
Water cooperation: The solution for regional conflicts in arid areas?
09 July 2016
The already politically vulnerable Middle East is experiencing a surge of water-related conflicts, while global demand for water is expected to grow by more than 40% by 2050. By 2025, almost 2 billion people will suff...
Black Friday 2014….
09 December 2014
Cryptocurrencies, E-tools, Internet governance and digital policy
Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is on the day after American Thanksgiving so Black Friday 2014 was on 28 November. While the majo...
Supporting humanitarian diplomacy work in Pakistan
18 July 2014
Muhammad Aslam works with the Canadian Red Cross Delegation in Pakistan, as a programme coordinator. He has 14 years experience in humanitarian and development work in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In June 2014, he succes...