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Video in E-diplomacy

Dejan Dinčić

Video-conferencing was a big hype in the 1990s when it was promoted as a way to replace traditional meetings. As with much hype, it was followed by a "disillusionment" phase. People simply preferred traditional meeti...

Public diplomacy

Marília Maciel

How can diplomats make use of technology to improve their professional skills and communication? How do computer mediated communications affect diplomatic discourse? What is the impact of a globalized and interactive...

e-Policy: Quick Review

Garry Cronan

Firstly, it is worth starting by reviewing what has been recently happening in the area of E-Policy or more particularly Gov 2.0 initiatives. 2009 witnessed a surge of interest by some governments in using and adoptin...

Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities in the Internet Era

Jovan Kurbalija

Digitalisation impacts the following aspects of diplomatic privileges and immunities: 1. Inviolability of Hardware and Digital Assets The immunities accorded to the mission premises are endorsed in Article 22(1) of ...

TelePresence and E-participation Take the Stage

DiploFoundation

18 January 2010

Some of the most impressive e-tools we can use are those that help us avoid a missed meeting. These can be used in long-range planning or in crisis management. We have seen excellent examples of planned remote partici...

Twitter and the first US Diplomatic Cable – Where’s the Connection?

Jovan Kurbalija

The first US diplomatic cable was sent to France on 23 November 1866. It cost $19,540 – three times the annual salary of William Seward (then US Secretary of State).  It was probably one of the most expensive commu...

What is e-diplomacy anyway?

DiploFoundation

16 January 2010

Digital diplomacy

The term 'e-diplomacy' describes new methods and modes of conducting diplomacy and international relations with the help of the Internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs). The term also refers to ...

Welcome to E-diplomacy Initiative!

DiploFoundation

15 January 2010

Digital diplomacy

Background Information What is e-diplomacy? The term 'e-diplomacy' describes new methods and modes of conducting diplomacy and international relations with the help of the Internet and information and communi...