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DiploNews – Issue 109 – 7 September 2007

DiploNews – Issue 109 – September 7, 2007

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November Online Courses with Diplo

We are currently accepting applications for our November 2007 online courses::

These two courses are available as Online Credit Courses (application deadline: 24 September 2007) and Online Certificate Courses (application deadline: 22 October 2007).

For further information, click on the titles of the courses above, or visit our course website.

Dr Alex Sceberras Trigona Honoured

Dr Alex Sceberras Trigona, former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Malta, was recently honoured with the Gorchakov Insignia, the highest Russian diplomatic award. He received the decoration on the occasion of the celebration of 40 years of the establishment of Maltese-Russian relations. Dr Sceberras Trigona is senior fellow at DiploFoundation, involved in various Diplo training and research activities. For a full report, see the Times of Malta article.

Global Regulation of Child Pornography on the Internet

The Council of Europe has prepared a Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, which will include a global consensus on child pornography on the Internet. This convention could become a convergence point for the development of an international regime that could protect children from pornography and other inappropriate content on the Internet. The success of this initiative could lead to other solutions for Internet governance issues requiring consensus (racist materials, Spam) and the bottom-up approach may contribute to the confidence-building needed for addressing even more contested Internet governance issues, such as the management of critical Internet resources (Internet names and numbers). For more information, see the Council of Europe press release.

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