In 2019, the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) published the report Measuring digital development. The report presented several important facts and figures, including that an estimated 4.1 billio...
 25 May 2020

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Online meetings are becoming more relevant as COVID-19, theglobal pandemic which is claiming thousands of lives,is obliging us to follow social distancing and lockdown rules. Organisations are shifting toteleworking and online m...

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When Greta Thunberg travelled by boat and train to attend the recent UN Climate Change Summit in 2019, she sent a wake-up call to diplomats and policymakers to search for innovative digital diplomacy tools, such as online conferencing, to reduce flyi...
 8 Jan 2020

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An interactive online capacity development programme Internet governance (IG) has become one of the most important policy areas of our time. Topics like privacy protection, human rights online, and cybersecurity are increasingly in the focus of gl...

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Diplo keeps up with latest developments in online learning and e-diplomacy, but fortunately, we don’t throw out traditional tools if they are still the best option, even if they are lacking the shiny new bells and whistles of the latest trend. Our on...
 24 Nov 2016

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The critical Internet infrastructure is no longer a dry tech-geek topic. It has drawn attention from the wider Internet community through discussions on Internet names and numbers (domain names such as .amazon, .wine), the Internet of Things (sel...
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E-diplomacy walks the line between continuity and change in our digital era. Diplomatic activities are increasingly supported by Internet and digital tools, and other information and communications technologies (ICTs). Diplomats rely on the Intern...

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Today’s headlines often feature the word ‘cyber’, reporting on threats related to the virtual world: online child abuse, stolen credit cards and virtual identities, malware and viruses, botnets and denial-of-service attacks on corporate or government...

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Observation and participation are two different things. With the emergence of television in late 50’s people were mesmerized with this new technology which allowed them to observe things that had been unreachable so far in their lifetimes. O...
 3 Mar 2016

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So you think you know all about webinars? You know that webinars are virtual classrooms that include live audio and video from the presenter. Many organisations use webinars as a live classroom for education, promotion, or just in time business meeti...
 13 Mar 2014

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There are only 24 hours in a day. Nothing we can do will change that. And for some, 24 hours might seem like an eternity; for me, it's never enough. My to-do list seems to grow instead of shrink and one fleeting moment last week where it had only...
 27 Jan 2014

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A twenty-first-century behavioural culture shock often experienced is that of the difference in screening phone calls as opposed to picking up the phone, regardless of the setting. I am used to playing 'phone tag': exchanging voice mess...
 3 Oct 2013

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How long can you leave an email unanswered without causing offence to the sender? Should you block your official email at the end of the working week, or like German car manufacturer Daimler, for the whole of your summer vacation? How far can you exp...
 2 Oct 2013

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Although thousands of applications are available for PCs and/or mobile devices, diplomats (like most other people) tend to use only a very limited number of them (8–10). Consider the Apple App Store and the number of applications available. In...
 15 Apr 2013

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Mr Stefano Baldi,Director of the Diplomatic Institute of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,and one of pioneers in the field of e-diplomacy has selected a list of essential tools that he finds both simple to use and effective. In our...
 12 Apr 2013

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The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) has as its mission to promote mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region for the benefit of its people. With its Secretariat ...
 10 Jul 2012

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Quiz question: which year was Facebook launched? Hint: it was two years before the launch of Twitter ........ and no Googling! In the same year a new, email-based online community was started by M+R Strategic Services' eCampaigns division. The Pro...
 10 Apr 2012

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In the increasingly interdependent world, diplomacy is our only alternative. Wars do not provide solutions for modern problems, whether these are regional crises, environmental challenges, such as climate change, or the risk of global pandemics. Compromise and consensus are not only the most ethical approach, but necessity.

This interesting comic presents one day in life of an e-diplomat.

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 Jovan Kurbalija, Arvin Kamberi, Vladimir Veljasevic , 2007
 
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Aldo Matteucci writes: Everyone loves Wikipedia... yet hardly anyone realises that potential of the underlying software for streamlining paperwork in an MFA and significantly improving the efficiency of the archiving system. ‘Wiki’ soft...
 7 Feb 2011

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Twitter was a focus of interest at the Malta International E-diplomacy Conference at the beginning of June, and the discussions pushed me to explore more about Twitter possibilities before bringing the topic up here. The first thing I discovered is t...
 16 Jun 2010

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E-participation does not replace in-person participation, nor diminish its importance. As a matter of fact, comments made by IG Thematic Amb. Bertrand de la Chappelle at the Geneva launch of the E-diplomacy Initiative have convinced me that not only ...
 23 May 2010

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Tweeter is both powerful and risky as a tool for politicians. This is the main message in the Economist article on Twitter. Although it focuses on politicians, many aspects could apply to diplomats as well. As an illustration of the power of Tw...
 10 May 2010

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The UN was the setting for the NY launch of the DiploFoundation E-diplomacy Initiative with core partners Malta, Switzerland and AT&T. Our Twitter followers participated online with this tweet report: */ eDiplomat: #ediplomacy #etools in...
 4 May 2010

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Where better to post a 'Twitter Blog' of the Washington DC E-diplomacy Initiative Launch than in e-participation? Read the tweets, make your comments, continue the discussion! eDiplomat: About to start Wash DC Launch of #ediplomacy #etools for #di...
 28 Apr 2010

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I was not even in Europe, but I attended the Brussels launch of the e-diplomacy initiative. Not only that, I shared the step-by-step process with our eDiplomat Twitter followers! E-participation and remote participation in meetings are very importan...
 15 Apr 2010

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It is estimated that there were approximately 4.5 billion mobile phone subscriptions in the world at the end of 2009. This number is equivalent to over 60% of the world’s population. Increasingly people are accessing the internet through broad...
 31 Mar 2010

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Despite the fact that there are thousands of applications available for PCs, diplomats (like most other people) tend to use only a very lilmited number of them (5-6?). Stefano Baldi, Italian diplomat and one of pioneers in the field of e-diplomacy, ...
 24 Mar 2010

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Invitations to events The diplomatic world is also characterized by many official events (lunches, dinners, cocktails, galas, Celebrations of National Days, etc). In many cases the invitations for these events need to be formal and therefore tradi...
 4 Mar 2010

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WHY? In diplomatic life it is often necessary to organize meetings which involve the participation of several individuals. Either for internal briefings or for external meetings or just for a simple appointment with many people, it is not al...
 4 Mar 2010

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WHY? In many occasions it is necessary to create and/or exchange files containing documents that cannot be modified and look exactly like to the original. A kind of digital photocopy. The PDF format ensure this possibility. WHAT IT DOES A P...
 4 Mar 2010

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WHY? The first assumption is that once you have located useful information on the Internet, you will probably want to note the address (URL) of the information for easy future access. One simple way to do this is with bookmarking. The second assump...
 4 Mar 2010

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WHY? In many occasions diplomats need to organize or to be organized. Sometimes this activity refers to practical events (Conference, Meeting, Visit. etc.), sometime it refers to concepts or ideas (Reports, Speeches, Analysis, etc.). In both...
 3 Mar 2010

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WHY? Frequent communications are essential in the diplomatic world. International phone calls are the norm in diplomatic network. The 'Voice over IP' (VoIP) services offer interesting opportunities and can allow important savings through lo...
 3 Mar 2010

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WHY? The normal tool of ordinary and simple searches has now become, also for diplomats, the Internet. In particular the different search engines available (such as Google). Since searches often concern people (biographies) or issues, among the...
 3 Mar 2010

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WHY? Diplomats are confronted every day with a vast amount of information to consult. Most of this information is available and consulted online. Diplomats have more information at their disposal now that they have ever had, but it doe...
 2 Mar 2010

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Video-conferencing was a big hype in the 1990s when it was promoted as a way to replace traditional meetings. As with much hype, it was followed by a "disillusionment" phase. People simply preferred traditional meetings. In the meantime, v...
 2 Mar 2010

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WHY? The amount of information that every diplomat stores in hard disks is growing fast. Therefore no matter how good you are in naming and organizing your files and your digital documents it will still be difficult to find the information you need...
 24 Feb 2010

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