The objective of the roundtable discussion is to discuss the issues and challenges of Internet governance and the role that Geneva could play in this area. Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation Executive Director, and Head of the Geneva Internet Platfo...
 16 Sep 2020

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In addition to well-established digital policy areas such as cybersecurity, e-commerce, and human rights online, digitalisation is impacting other policy areas. Health aspects include the use of health data, which has become essential for public heal...
 23 Jun 2020

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Over the years, Diplo’s alumni base grew to over 6,000 professionals from 201 countries. Our websites, home to the latest information on all that we’ve been doing, have attracted thousands of monthly visitors from all around the globe, with an intere...
 2 Sep 2019

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The challenges in the digital sphere are met with a multitude of calls for action and declarations worldwide. In this spirit, EuroDIG 2019 has sent a strong signal on the need for stakeholders to strengthen their co-operation within the digital ecosy...
 26 Jul 2019

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Mr Marco Lotti is an online moderator for remote participation and co-ordinator for the Geneva-based courses. He joined DiploFoundation in early 2017. As part of the Geneva office team, Marco leadsactivities and events such as theRoad to ...

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Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila is the Director for Digital Policy at DiploFoundation, and the Editor of the GIP Digital Watch observatory. In 2018-2019, she served as Diplo's Interim Director and Head of Geneva Internet Platform, replacing Founding Directo...

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The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and DiploFoundation, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN, are offering a course for diplomats posted at permanent missions to the UN. The course aims to help participants u...

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Dr Roxana Radu, Programme Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP),has been awarded the Swiss Network for International Studies Award 2017(SNIS) forher PhD thesis,Global Rules for Emerging Issue Domains: Negotiating the G...
 1 Jul 2017

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Download the Press Release in PDF format Geneva, Switzerland, 9 June, 2017: Graduates of the Just-in-Time Course on Digital Commerce were in for something innovative as they attended their graduation ceremony on 7 June, at the WMO Buildi...
 9 Jun 2017

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Published on 30 May 2017, Issue 21 of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter provides the latest Internet governance and digital policy updates which took place in May. The main highlights include: An analysis of the top trends in May, including t...
 2 Jun 2017

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Download the Press Release in PDF format Geneva, Switzerland, 27 April, 2017: The Just-In-time Course on Digital Commerce was launched yesterday during UNCTAD’s E-commerce Week 2017. The five-week blended course, which will run until the...
 27 Apr 2017

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Since 2012, the IGMENA programme has been on the forefront of developing and reinforcing knowledge as well as building capacity on Internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa. The IGMENA Summit will reflect on achievements and formulate r...
 30 Sep 2016

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DiploFoundation is strengthening its team of experts on digital policy and Internet governance. We are proud to welcome two well-known names in the IG field as full-time staff members: Marília Maciel and Sorina Teleanu. Both Marília and Sorina wil...
 3 Aug 2016

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[Update] GIP Digital Watch, an online pillar of the Geneva Internet Platform, will be presented at the EuroDIG 2016. Join the flash session on 9 June, at 17:15 CEST (15:15 UTC/GMT). A presentation on the GIP Digital Watch observatory and its function...
 8 Jun 2016

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[New]Welcome 2015 - a year of cyber(in)security [Updates] Event recording|Event report|Photo gallery Presentation: The Finnish Approach - Ari Knuuti (Director, Codenomicon) Presentation: The importance of ...
 15 Jan 2015

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The conference will build on the successful co-operation between the Republic and State of Geneva, and DiploFoundation, on the E-participation Day organised on 19 June 2013 and on the e-participation session at the 2014 Geneva Internet Conference. T...
 27 Jan 2016

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The digital policy developments in September were dominated by the UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, and the USA-China meeting from which a cyber arms deal emerged. Other developments were also important, such as the non-binding op...
 2 Oct 2015

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Cybersecurity, the global IG architecture, the IANA transition process, privacy and data protection, and the responsibility of Internet intermediaries ranked high on the digital policy agenda during the summer months, the IG Barometer for July and Au...
 27 Aug 2015

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June proved to be another intensive month for cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, and net neutrality. The IG Barometer revealed that new cybersecurity attacks, the anticipated announcement of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, and c...
 2 Jul 2015

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Internet governance (IG) is presently at a crossroads. The international community must address the risks and vulnerabilities faced by governments, corporations and citizens; while still ensuring digital growth and innovation. Why? ...
 25 May 2015

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Why vote for us? WSIS Project Prizes recognise the efforts of stakeholders for their added value to society and their commitment towards achieving the WSIS goals. For us, this means a vote of support in recognition of the contribution which the Int...
 1 May 2015

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April brought the start of a busy spring and a move toward a hot summer. The April briefing in Geneva and online emphasized a zoom-out view, giving a broader picture with interplay between different thematic areas. The recording of the webinar is now...
 30 Apr 2015

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We need your support: vote for Diplo's two projects in the WSIS Project Prizes 2015 voting process. DiploFoundation's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (ICGBP) has been nominated for a WSIS Project Prize under Category 4 &ndash...
 13 Apr 2015

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[Update] Fighting cybercrime through closer international cooperation: read the summary of the discussions [Update] View the photo gallery from the event [Update] Follow the discussion live on Twitter via #theGIP The event w...
 30 Mar 2015

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Though not as eventful and as dynamic as January, a few major events in February increased the pressure on policy areas like net neutrality, cybersecurity, and the IANA stewardship transition, as February’s IG barometer showed. A useful tool to tr...
 2 Mar 2015

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[Update] The webinar digest and recording are now available here: Internet governance in November 2014: A bubbling cauldron You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode, contextualise, and analys...
 2 Dec 2014

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One measure of the success of a conference is the attendance and engagement in the afternoon of the last day. And even that simple metric confirms the success of the 2014 Geneva Internet Conference since at least 100 people joined the closing panel, ...
 19 Nov 2014

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Over 200 came in person to Day One of the Geneva Internet Conference (GIC), testament to the numbers and energy within the Geneva-based Internet Governance community. And, it has to be said, an impressive number for an organisation – the Gen...
 19 Nov 2014

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Luncheon event Jurisdiction in the Internet era 6 November 2014, 10:00 – 13:00 CET Venue: DiploFoundation, WMO building, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix, Geneva, 2nd floor [Update] Press release [...
 6 Nov 2014

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[Update] The webinar recording is now available here. [Update] Register for the next Geneva Briefing, on 4 November. The aim of the Geneva Briefings on Internet Governance, delivered from Geneva as part of the Geneva Internet Platform(GIP) p...
 7 Oct 2014

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[Update] The webinar digest and recording are now available here. [Update] Join the ongoing discussion here: What other properties/functions should a one-stop shop (or clearing house) have? What are the particular needs of your organisation/institu...
 6 Oct 2014

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Recent references to the dangers of “Internet balkanization” are all over the media. The term has been used to describe a variety of regulatory alternatives being considered or adopted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), B...
 2 Oct 2014

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To assist diplomats in grasping the complexity of this multidisciplinary and multistakeholder political environment, and to bring them up to speed on what to follow, when to follow it, and how to follow it, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), o...
 26 Sep 2014

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How do policymakers find the right balance between tackling issues like cybersecurity and safeguarding digital rights? How can innovation be encouraged and users’ experience improved in the net neutrality debate? In tackling multifaceted issues...
 17 Sep 2014

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[Update] The webinar recording is now available here. The post-IGF webinar, which will be led by Diplo’s Vladimir Radunovic, will look at the main developments that took place during the week. While privacy, surveillance and human rights were...
 9 Sep 2014

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Note: This webinar has been postponed to Tuesday, 9th September, at 11 GMT (13 CET). Read more here. You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode, contextualise, and analyse them. ...
 2 Sep 2014

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To assist diplomats in grasping the complexity of this multidisciplinary and multistakeholder political environment, and to bring them up to speed on what to follow, when to follow it, and how to follow it, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), o...
 28 Aug 2014

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Jovan Kurbalija, Diplo Director, has been tweeting live updates from 1914, marking the suddenly acceleration of history after the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand on 28 July 1914. "Slow developments taking months, if not years, evol...
 4 Aug 2014

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To assist diplomats in grasping the complexity of this multidisciplinary and multistakeholder political environment, and to bring them up to speed on what to follow, when to follow it, and how to follow it, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), o...
 14 Jul 2014

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In 2014, we will mark the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna, one of the most successful events in diplomatic history, as well as the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, one of the greatest failures of diplomacy. Like the Inter...
 30 Jun 2014

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The cryptocurrency story is a continuation of the long-running saga of economics, markets, and commodity exchange in human society. With the constant rise of the global network, we have witnessed many global services becoming widely accepted and in a...
 9 Jun 2014

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You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode, contextualise, and analyse them. Then we summarise them for you. Join us once a month for a round-up of the mainIG-related eventsand...
 3 Jun 2014

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At the April Geneva webinar-briefing on Internet Governance we focused on the final preparations for the #NETmundial and reflected on other key developments of the month; we then looked into the main events scheduled for May. NETmundial was very m...
 2 Jun 2014

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The Internet was built on basic libertarian and democratic axioms; it was developed and deployed outside the sphere of government influence, with the academic and technical communities playing the leading role. Their distributed, informal, and bottom...
 12 Jun 2014

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About the workshop The workshop will focus on the critical skills required for both traditional and Internet-based reporting to ensure effective, user-friendly communication on what can be complex and technical topics. It will include guidan...
 15 May 2014

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You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode, contextualise, and analyse them. Then we summarise them for you. Join us once a month for a round-up of the main IG-related events and developme...
 6 May 2014

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The way the Internet is governed is of strategic importance to modern society. Yet, current Internet governance (IG) is not robust enough to address the Internet’s critical relevance. This became apparent after the Snowden revelations created a...
 7 Apr 2014

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To assist diplomats in grasping the complexity of this multidisciplinary and multistakeholder political environment, and to bring them up to speed on what to follow, when to follow it, and how to follow it, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), h...
 3 Apr 2014

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Reshaping digital governance: Why Geneva matters 8 April 2014 (13.00 – 14.30 CET) World Meteorological Organization Building (WMO) - 2nd floor 7bis, avenue de la Paix, Geneva Registrations are now closed. For further inquirie...
 8 Apr 2014

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You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode, contextualise, and analyse them. Then we summarise them for you. Join us once a month for a round-up of the main IG-related events and dev...
 1 Apr 2014

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To assist diplomats in grasping the complexity of this multidisciplinary and multistakeholder political environment, and to bring them up to speed on what to follow, when to follow it, and how to follow it, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), h...
 16 Mar 2014

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Are you interested in cybersecurity, digital content policy, broadband and Internet costs, multilingual Internet, surveillance, and privacy? Do you want to follow global IG developments? Are you lost in the sea of different initiatives: WSIS+10, ...
 4 Mar 2014

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WSIS+10, IGF, ICANN HLPGICGM, /1net, CSTD WGEC, #NETmundial, GICI, GIPO, FOC... What might seem as commands of a programming code for a machine are in fact becoming a must-know for diplomats - especially those placed in Geneva. The abbreviations list...
 24 Feb 2014

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Two recent books on Internet governance: The Evolution of Global Internet Governance: Principles and Policies in the Making by Rolf Weber, Roxana Radu, and Jean-Marie Chenou More information: Turbulent times in Internet governance: it'...
 24 Feb 2014

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In an increasingly complex political environment with a plethora of actors, dialogue initiatives, and policy discussion platforms - all searching for a magic formula for IG - the briefings aim to provide a regular zoomed-out view of global trends pro...
 4 Feb 2014

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‘CIGI and Chatham House launch Global Commission on Internet Governance’ was a news headline from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, adding to an avalanche of initiatives, panels, and events on the future of Internet governance (IG)...
 28 Jan 2014

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