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DiploNews – Issue 196 – 9 January 2012

Last call for applications – February 2012 online courses 

Start 2012 with one of our popular interactive online courses:

Courses start the week of 20 February 2012. Apply by 16 January 2012 for Diplo Certificate Courses. For further information or to apply, click on the titles of the courses above, or visit our courses website. 
Register now to reserve your place.

Humanitarian aid, intervention in Libya, responsibility to protect, United Nations Security Council reform, drafting and analysis of UN documents … these are but a sample in the rich field of topical issues and practical applications through which Dr Petru Dumitriu and his knowledgeable team expertly guided Multilateral Diplomacy II.  I now evaluate world events with keener insight and have a wider appreciation of the gargantuan challenges in tackling global concerns.

Anna Durante, Crown Counsel, Government of the Virgin Islands
Participant in Multilateral Diplomacy II: Current Issues in the UN, February 2011

Call for applications: Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme 2012

Who owns the cloud? Is my data secure there? Who manages Internet domains and addresses, and how? What is network neutrality? How can states provide for Internet security without breaching our basic human rights – or can they? Can we have an Internet that is both safe and open? 

Diplo's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme 2012 will give you a solid base from which to discuss these and other questions, and to work towards policy solutions for users, organisations, and governments. This online programme is designed to improve Internet policy and governance-related knowledge and skills for participants from both developed and developing countries, and to enhance their participation in the global decision-shaping debates on Internet governance. The call for applications for the 2012 Introduction to Internet Governance course is now open. Please visit the call for applications for more information and to apply (deadline: 1 February 2012). 

WEBINAR: Internet Governance in 2012 – What can we expect?

We are at the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a very eventful year in Internet governance. Can we expect a continuation of the main developments from 2011 or will the current situation catalyse the emergence of new controversies? We invite you to our first webinar of 2012, on 12 January at 15.00 (CET), to brainstorm as we seek to foresee the unforeseeable.  

For this crystal ball exercise, we propose the following five topics to start the discussion.


The Internet and human rights
The ITU's International Telecommunication Regulations

  3. ICANN's soul searching
Intellectual property rights and Internet governance

  5. The extent to which the Internet can be managed through technical solutions

This is a provisional list of topics. Let us know your suggestions for additional topics as we prepare for the webinar on 12 January. After the webinar, we will compile our collective wisdom to summarise the list of main developments to watch in 2012.

The Webinar is free but registration if required. To register, click here

Internet Governance book translated to Bahasa Indonesian

The Bahasa Indonesian translation of Jovan Kurbalija's An Introduction to Internet Governance was published and launched last month. The work, entitled Sebuah Pengantar Tentang Tata Kelola Internet, was translated to Indonesian by the Asosiasi Pengusaha Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII), a community of Internet Service Providers established in Jakarta in 1996. Around 4000 copies of the translated book will be distributed.

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