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By on 20 Feb, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Is cyber-armament a growing trend? What are the main diplomatic responses? And why is the private sector calling for a global political dialogue? This three-part post analyses cyber-armament as a growing trend, and looks at diplomatic and private sector initiatives on tackling cyber-conflicts.

By on 20 Feb, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

A European rEUnion is the concept under which Malta’s EU presidency took off on January 1. The smallest EU country will now lead the EU during these turbulent times.

Digital is part of Malta’s uniqueness, something that could help Europe in crisis. Being an island, Malta embraced global technological developments as a way of overcoming geographical remoteness.

In addition, digital found fertile ground in Malta’s key resources: the ingenuity, resilience and perseverance of its people.

By on 17 Feb, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

With the increasing use of the Internet in everyday life and especially in global business, traditional crimes such as fraud, identity theft, and buying illegal goods are now also being conducted through the Internet as well. Black markets on the ‘dark web’, cyber-weapons, malware, and exploits are proliferating.

By Ana Andrijević on 16 Feb, 2017 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

The second annual Geneva Engage Awards, held on 8 February 2017, have honoured the most effective actors in social media engagement in 2016.

The Geneva Engage Awards, an initiative of DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform, supported by the Canton of Geneva and Twiplomacy, were awarded to three winners or their effective campaigns, interactive messages, and public engagement, in three categories:

By Ana Andrijevic on 14 Feb, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

The WebDebate on ‘Science diplomacy: approaches and skills for diplomats and scientists to work together effectively’ was organised by DiploFoundation within the framework of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT) and moderated by Dr Katharina Höne, Project Manager and Researcher Online Learning at DiploFoundation. The first speaker was Dr Maurizio Bona, Senior Advisor for Relations with Parliaments and Science for Policy and Senior Advisor on Knowledge Transfer at CERN.

By G. R. Berridge on 13 Feb, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

While studying documents on the ‘treaty of friendship’ signed between the State Department and the CIA in 1977, which – by providing assurances that Agency operations would no longer cause nasty surprises to diplomats – was designed to improve relations between CIA station chiefs and the US ambassadors who gave them diplomatic cover, I came across a particularly interesting memo

By G. R. Berridge on 13 Feb, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

‘Who would want to be a diplomat now?

By on 06 Feb, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

The annual Geneva Engage Awards recognise the efforts in social media outreach by various actors in International Geneva.

By on 06 Feb, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Although the first month of the year was uncharacteristically quiet in terms of digital developments, all eyes were on the US President Trump’s first days in the office and the impact of his executive orders on global digital policy. At the same time, the cyber-saga between the USA and Russia continued.  The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) started preparations for its 12th annual meeting.

By on 13 Jan, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The start of 2017 presents an excellent opportunity to look back and reflect on last year. Which were the main highlights, and how did the developments shape digital policy?

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