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Diplo in the Media

Diplo in the Media showcases links to features and articles about Diplo’s work, or by Diplo’s lecturers, staff, and associates in public media. Diplo’s global team of lecturers, researchers, and practising diplomats provide unique expertise in modern diplomatic issues.

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Geneva Solutions

In this article, Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, GIP) writes about nine major AI and digital trends that will drive discussions in Geneva in 2024.

Written by Dr Jovan Kurbalija for Geneva Solutions (29 January 2024)

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The article (in Arabic) reports on Ambassador Amr Aljowaily's presentation during the event Digital and AI governance through African perspectives organised by Diplo and the Permanent Missions of Kenya and Namibia in Geneva, which was held in the context of the UNCTAD eWeek 2023.

Al Ahram (26 December 2023)

Radio Cite Geneve

In this interview on Radio Cité Genève, Ambassador Benedikt Wechsler (Head of the Digital Division at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - FDFA) talks about the Geneva Manual on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace, launched as part of the Geneva Dialogue (established by the Swiss FDFA and led by DiploFoundation, with the support of the Republic and State of Geneva, C4DT, Swisscom and UBS).

Radio Cité Genève (18 December 2023)

Geneva Solutions

On the commemoration of  World International Negotiations Day and the first anniversary of ChatGPT, Dr Jovan Kurbalija looks at the art of (and battle for) compromise, and discusses Geneva's role in harmonising technological and ethical progress.

Written by Jovan Kurbalija for Geneva Solutions (30 November 2023).

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In his article, Dr Jovan Kurbalija discusses how Kenya’s bottom-up approach could be applied to AI in order to preserve our knowledge and wisdom as a global public good, which we should pass on to future generations as the common heritage of humanity.

Written by Jovan Kurbalija for Business Daily Africa (28 November 2023)

ECOWAS

The press release by ECOWAS offers information on a workshop on cyber diplomacy offered by the ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with the German Federal Foreign Office, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the DiploFoundation.

The press release has been featured in a number of news outlets, such as APO Group Africa Newsroom, African News Agency, Africa.com and others.

Press release by ECOWAS. Published on 17 November 2023.

Leaders MENA Magazine

The article mentions Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, DiploFoundation; Head, Geneva Internet Platform) as one of the notable speakers that will address the event.

Written by Farah El Akkad for Leaders Magazine

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In his article about digital governance in Geneva, Jonas Pasquier (Head of Global Affairs at the Swiss Mission to the UN in Geneva) mentions Diplo and the GIP's Geneva Digital Atlas as an example of the various digital governance initiatives in Geneva over the years.

Jonas Pasquier on the Tribune de Genève (29 August 2023)

Al Jazeera

In his article published on Al Jazeera's website, Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, GIP) ensures that bottom-up AI is technically possible and ethically desirable. He adds that bottom-up AI can emerge through an open-source approach, with a focus on high-quality data.

Al Jazeera (12 June 2023)

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The article (in French, behind a paywall) outlines the findings of the report Tech diplomacy practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, and its launch in an event held in San Francisco.

Written by Simon Petite for Le Temps (16 April 2023)