Dr Bastiaan Quast is a researcher at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). His interests include artificial neural networks (R and Phyton), machine learning, data science, microeconomic estimators, quantum machine learning, and complexity...

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The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) quadrennial Plenipotentiary sets organisational priorities that determine the trajectory of policy and standard developments that shape the future of the Internet. At the 2018 Plenipot, civil society ...
 14 Dec 2018

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WHEN Sep. 27, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST WHERE New America 740 15th St NW #900 Washington, D.C. 20005 From the physical infrastructure to the services that run on top of it, the Internet has become a major focal point o...
 27 Sep 2018

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Internet governance (IG) may be more important to you than you realise. Have you been reading and worrying about cybersecurity threats? Does online surveillance concern you and your colleagues? These are important IG issues. Learning more about IG...

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[Update] The webinar recording and digest are now available here. Held every four years, this year’s conference aimed to review the ITU’s Internet-related resolutions including those on Internet protocol-based networks, the ITU’s r...
 28 Nov 2014

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Internet governance (IG) developments in 2013 confirmed vividly the old saying that it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. Who could have predicted the Snowden revelations that have substantially affected global digital pol...
 23 Jan 2014

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This is a recent interview withAnders Norsker, Chief, Information Services Department, International Telecommunication Union. Anderswill be speaking at the forthcoming E-Participation day on 19 June. Anders, how ...
 13 Jun 2013

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Our May webinar will focus on the role of governments and the way this role is changing. Our special host is well-known IG expert Dr Jeremy Malcolm, senior policy officer at Consumers International. He will discuss the following, and more: ...
 28 May 2013

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Diplo's director Jovan Kurbalija provides a summary of the current challenges of Internet governance in an interview for Geneva-based Le Temps (Monday, 28th January). In the article Saving a unified Internet, he reflects on the outcom...
 27 Jan 2013

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‘Balkanisation’ has become a popular term in Internet politics. It is reported that Erich Schmidt from Google introduced the concept of ‘Balkanisation through regulation’ in his warning about the risk of Internet governa...
 7 Sep 2012

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‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ This is one way to read ETNO’s (European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association) most recent proposal to the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to regulate the possibil...
 5 Sep 2012

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If you are following recent Internet politics, you will have found hundreds of articles and blogs dealing with the main Internet governance battle, usually portrayed as a struggle between ITU and ICANN. The next big round in this ongoing battle is pl...
 1 Sep 2012

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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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Almost 50 years ago (7 October 1963), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized the first e-participation session in multilateral diplomacy. The ITU “walked the talk” by opening the first conference on satellite communicat...
 1 Jun 2012

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Mainstream media no longer controls the narrative on a policy subject. It must expect debate, and counter-narratives. The next best thing to influence a policy narrative is to speak up early and loudly in order to set the theme and tone of the discus...
 14 May 2012

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