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DiploNews – Issue 123 – 14 July 2008

DiploNews – Issue 123 – July 14, 2008

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Internet Governance Capacity Building Course for India

This year, from December 3 to 6, the third United Nations Internet Governance Forum will be held in . In preparation for the Forum, DiploFoundation and the National Internet Exchange of India will offer an online Internet Governance Capacity Building Course for 30 Indian students from 1 September to 15 November 2008. The two-month course will present various Internet governance issues such as management of Internet domains, cyber-security, and privacy. The course will also emphasise involvement in international Internet governance policy-making processes. Participants will include computer specialists, academics, officials and other involved in Internet governance issues in . Students will participate through an online learning platform that supports a variety of interactive learning and communication tools, permitting both synchronous and asynchronous learning activities.

More details about the course and the call for applications are available at the DiploFoundation Internet Governance and Policy website.

Diplo Works with UN on Capacity Building Initiative

Diplo’s expertise in online training will contribute to a new online course offered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), beginning late October 2008. This course, a capacity building initiative on the part of UNOCD, focuses on the universal legal regime against terrorism and will assist criminal justice officials and other individuals involved in counter-terrorism to develop skills and knowledge required by treaties and resolutions adopted within the UN system between 1963 and 2005.

The course is offered free of charge and priority will be given to applicants from developing countries. It is open to criminal justice officers, practicing diplomats, civil servants, and others who work in the legal areas of international cooperation in criminal matters, or are involved in drafting of criminal law.

For further information on course topics, prerequisites, and application instructions, please visit The UNODC website. The application deadline is 20 September 2008.

Firestorm in Swedish Media over “EU Blogger Registry”

Swedish media have erroneously reported that the EU plans to register and bill all bloggers, setting off a firestorm of reaction in the country. Politicians of all political stripes and most major media outlets have since furiously attacked the idea, while the MEP at the heart of the controversy has been compared to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. For details, see the EUobserver report.

Upcoming Diplo Courses

The 2009 Master Degree/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy

You are invited to apply for the popular Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, offered through the University of Malta. This blended learning programme offers a valuable opportunity for diplomats and other international relations professionals to continue studies while remaining on the job.

Please note the application deadline: 15 October 2008.

Autumn 2008 Courses

In the autumn, Diplo is offering the following online courses, beginning the week of October 13:

  • 1st Century Diplomacy
  • Development Diplomacy NEW
  • Diplomacy of Small States
  • Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities

These courses are available as University of Malta accredited courses (application deadline: August 11) and Diplo Certificate Courses (application deadline: September 8).

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

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