Diplo's Internet governance webinars have become a monthly appointment. Every last Tuesday of the month, a special host takes the floor to discuss one of the most pressing IG topics of the month. After the webinar, podcasts and digests allow those who could not attend the webinar to listen to the discussion and read about the main issues that were discussed.

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While the sudden global shift to an online life has brought unprecedented changes to our social and work habits, it has also faced us with certain cybersecurity risks. Could the COVID-19 crisis lead to an increasingly insecure cyberworld? DiploFou...
 14 Apr 2020

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Diplo’s Conference Tech Lab organised another web discussion focusing on the technological implications of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Founding Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet P...
 25 Mar 2020

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Crisis and emergency measures changeour daily reality and impact human rights. The freedom of movement is restricted in many countries. Jobs are lost and educational systemsareaffected. Privacy is endangered by emergency surveilla...
 26 Mar 2020

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{ "openSidebar": true } The spread of the new coronavirus is testing our globalised world. Countries are looking at one another with suspicion, once bustling public spaces seem emptier, and many people and organisations are avoiding tr...
 6 Mar 2020

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Online conferencing allows individuals to attend events in case they are prevented from attending in person due to visa issues, travel costs, or other reasons. Put differently, such a format increases accessibility and inclusion by reducing barriers ...
 17 Mar 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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The European Commission’s plans for shaping Europe’s digital future, the interplay between health and digital technologies, and cybersecurity in international discussions were among the main digital policy trends in February 2020. These and many o...
 3 Mar 2020

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Optimising the interplay between natural and digital ecosystems; cybercrime resolution negotiations; and the increasing interest of regulators and banks in digital currencies were among the main digital policy trends in January 2020. These and man...
 19 Feb 2020

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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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For our November 2019 Internet governance (IG) briefing, we looked at digital policy updates from the month, including the 2019 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which was underway during the briefing. The briefing was led by DiploFoundation’s Directo...
 5 Dec 2019

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 28 Jan 2020

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Renewed call from governments for back door access and new tools being used for surveillance; facial recognition technology (FRT) facing regulation; and Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project facing more scrutiny and setbacks were among the main dig...
 5 Nov 2019

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Mixed rules for gig workers, Libra facing opposition, and new digital ID programmes were among the main digital policy trends in September 2019. These and many other developments, trends, and regional updates were covered during September’s just-in-...
 7 Oct 2019

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Privacy and data protection investigations on the rise, Internet access disrupted in many regions and AI developments continue at full speed were among the main digital policy trends in July and August 2019. These and many other developments, trends...
 17 Sep 2019

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Facebook’s plans cryptocurrency ‘Libra’, online rental business coming under fire and a renewed push to tax digital giants were among the main digital policy trends in June 2019. These and many other developments, trends, and regional updates were c...
 3 Jul 2019

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The continuing controversy around Huawei; the Christchurch call aiming to eliminate online violent extremism; and facial recognition technology raising alarms were among the main digital policy trends in May 2019. These and many other developments, ...
 5 Jun 2019

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'zoomed-o...
 27 Aug 2019

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Upcoming elections trigger fresh misinformation concerns; new data breaches lead to more pressure on companies; and an increased focus on digital health were among the main digital policy trends in April 2019. These and many other developments, tren...
 13 May 2019

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Old concerns and new policy initiatives in the field of cybersecurity, Internet platforms on the radar again, and a renewed focus on the Internet economy were among the main digital policy developments in March 2019. These and many other development...
 1 Apr 2019

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Hardware making a comeback, new artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives being launched, and intensifying efforts to curb the spread of harmful content were among the main digital policy developments in February 2019. These and many other developmen...
 5 Mar 2019

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Making sense of the Arctic: The Arctic is of geopolitical interest to the countries of the region. Some of the key issues include questions of sovereignty, defence, resource development, shipping routes, and environmental protection. States o...
 5 Feb 2019

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 25 Jun 2019

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 28 May 2019

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 26 Mar 2019

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 30 Apr 2019

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings pr...
 26 Feb 2019

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 29 Jan 2019

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An abundance of new cybersecurity declarations and resolutions, calls for ethical considerations in artificial intelligence (AI) systems development, and new rulings regarding the gig economy were among the main digital policy developments in Novembe...
 11 Dec 2018

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The continuation of data breaches and a tougher backlash against tech companies, a new push for EU tax on tech giants, and a possible change in applying antitrust rules in order to protect competition per se were among the main digital policy develop...
 22 Nov 2018

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The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) organised a webinar entitled ‘What is responsible behaviour in cyberspace?’ within the framework of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace. The webinar explored how responsible behaviour in cyber...
 30 Oct 2018

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Countries stepping up their cyber offensive capabilities, data governance debates intensifying, and the calls for modernisation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) continuing were among main digital policy developments in September 2018. These a...
 12 Oct 2018

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The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace in its report 'A Matter of Survival' recommended establishing a List of water-related infrastructures as well as the creation of an independent international body mandated to gather information about the...
 16 Oct 2018

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Reflections on the future of humanity, the urgency to fulfill sustainable development goals by 2020, and data governance issues were among main digital policy developments in July and August 2018. These and many other developments, trends, and reg...
 18 Sep 2018

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You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode,contextualise, andanalysethem. Then we summarise them for you. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance bri...
 24 Apr 2018

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You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode,contextualise, andanalysethem. Then we summarise them for you. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance bri...
 27 Mar 2018

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You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode,contextualise, andanalysethem. Then we summarise them for you. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance bri...
 27 Feb 2018

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You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode,contextualise, andanalysethem. Then we summarise them for you. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance bri...
 30 Jan 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 25 Sep 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 27 Nov 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 30 Oct 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 28 Aug 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 26 Jun 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 29 May 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 24 Apr 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 27 Mar 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 27 Feb 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 30 Jan 2018

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 28 Nov 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 31 Oct 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 27 Jun 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 30 May 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 25 Apr 2017

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Education Diplomacy is a nascent term that aims to describe practices and actors not easily captured by the traditional notions of diplomacy. It is closely linked to what is sometimes called ‘new diplomacy’ – the emergence of new actors and topics in...
 4 Apr 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 28 Mar 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 28 Feb 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provid...
 28 Nov 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefi...
 31 Oct 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet g...
 26 Sep 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefing...
 29 Aug 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefi...
 27 Jun 2017

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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. On the last Tuesday of every month, the Internet governance briefings provide...
 30 May 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provid...
 25 Apr 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 28 Mar 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 28 Feb 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 31 Jan 2017

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a 'z...
 29 Nov 2016

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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. Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide ...
 25 Oct 2016

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The BEREC guidelines are aimed at assisting national regulatory authorities in implementing their net neutrality-related obligations according to the new EU regulations (2015/2120), including by closely monitoring and ensuring 'compliance with the ru...
 6 Oct 2016

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The summer months were uncharacteristically busy for Internet governance. NATO declared cyber to be the fourth military domain, while the EU-US Privacy Shield was approved. The Microsoft judgment will impact other jurisdiction cases, while e-commerce...
 12 Sep 2016

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[Update] Read the follow-up blog post and watch the recording from the June WebDebate. Registrations for the next WebDebate, on 5 July, are now open. There is increasing interest among researchers of diplomacy to study the field from various angle...
 7 Jun 2016

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 27 Sep 2016

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Introduction Watch the recording from our latest webinar Recognising the need for up-to-the-minute information offset by the limited time we have available, DiploFoundation delivers regular webinars on various diplomacy and Internet gover...

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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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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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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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[Updates] The IG Barometer for November is now available (scroll down). Access all our resources and reports related to IGF 2015, including all IGF Daily issues and the final IGF Report, Prefix Monitor and linguistic analysis, and more. Also, read th...
 24 Nov 2015

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[Update] Read the digest for the October briefing, and follow the links to view the recording and download the presentation. View the IG Barometer for October (or click on images below). You receive hundreds of pieces of information o...
 27 Oct 2015

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[Update] Read the briefing digest, and follow the links to view the recording and download the presentation. View the photo gallery. [Update] Read Issue 3, September 2015 of the Geneva Digital Watch [Update] Join us for the next briefing on...
 29 Sep 2015

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[New] Read the briefing digest, view the recording, and download the presentation. Click on the IG Barometer for July & August on the right for larger images. Join us for the next briefing on 29 September: registrations are now open. Join us o...
 24 Aug 2015

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[Update] Read the briefing digest, view the recording, and download the presentation. Join us for the next briefing on 25 August; registrations are now open. You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too....
 30 Jun 2015

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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 deve...
 25 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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[Update]Read thebriefing digest, watch/listen to the recording ordownload theslide presentation [Update]View the IG Barometer for Aprilin full resolution [Update]Internet governance in May:Joi...
 27 Apr 2015

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[Update] Read the digest of the discussion, listen to the recording, and download the presentation. The photo gallery is also available. [Update] View the IG Barometer for March in full resolution [Update] Internet governance in April: Join us fo...
 31 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] View the recording of the briefing, and read the digest of the discussion. You can also view or download the presentation, and view the photo gallery for the event. [Update] We invite you to join us next month, online or in Geneva, for ano...
 27 Feb 2015

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As for many of Diplo's friends, the monthly Internet governance (IG) webinars have been a constant on our schedule. Last year alone, over 300 participants joined us online to discuss IG issues. Screenshot fro...
 16 Jan 2015

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[Update] Read the digest and view the recording: Internet governance forecast for 2015: Unsettled weather, fresh winds, stormy at times [Update] Featured on Intellectual Property Watch: 2015 Expected To Be A Decisive Year [Update] View the photo ...
 27 Jan 2015

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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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[Update] The webinar digest and recording are available here. The complaint of a Spanish citizen in 2010 led to the case being referred to the European Court of Justice, which recently decided that Google was required to comply with...
 30 Sep 2014

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The August Internet governance webinar will focus on developments in IG MENA, and will be led by Hanane Boujemi from Hivos’s IGMENA, who helped develop the Arab Regional Roadmap for IG, and coordinated the input of the wider IG MENA community t...
 25 Aug 2014

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[Update] The webinar recording and digest are available here. Following the recent ruling of a US federal appeals court that struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet rules - determining that the FCC does not have the pow...
 29 Jun 2014

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This is the third and final blog post in a series looking at diplomatic law, privileges and immunities. The blogs are written by Diplo lecturer Alan Franklin in follow-up to his 20 May webinar. Part one looked at breaches of the VCCR and VCDR in rela...
 23 Jun 2014

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This is the second blog post in a series looking at diplomatic law, privileges and immunities. The blogs are written by Diplo lecturer Alan Franklin in follow-up to his 20 May webinar. In case you missed it, Part one looked at breaches of the VCCR an...
 6 Jun 2014

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[Update] The webinar recording and digest are available here. Regional cooperation is strong among SIDS, the group of 52 small island developing states spanning thousands of miles across the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific, home to around 60 milli...
 30 May 2014

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We invite you to continue our walk along timeline of Evolution in technology and diplomacy. Our next stop is Renaissance diplomacy and the impact of the invention of the printing press on diplomacy in the Reformation period. Renaissance dipl...

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Diplo lecturer Alan Franklin's webinar on 20 May stimulated intensive discussion about whether diplomatic law actually is complied with (the conventional viewpoint) or whether it is 'honoured in the breach' (the more realistic viewpoint)....
 25 May 2014

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Until recently, the conventional wisdom was that the Vienna Conventions regarding diplomats and consular officers were complied with by states, and provided good protection to diplomatic and consular officers. With the Snowden revelations, we...
 20 May 2014

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[Update] The success of NETmundial is subjective: in summary, it has been seen as a success for those who believe in the multistakeholder process, but a disappointment for those who lobbied for strong statements in favour of privacy and human rights ...
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[Update] The webinar recording and digest are available here. All eyes are set on the NETmundial meeting, which is taking place in São Paulo, Brazil on 23-24 April. The meeting follows an initiative proposed by CGI.br and /1net. Many preparat...
 28 Mar 2014

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To the Ancient Greeks we owe the term ‘diplomacy’ (folded in two). We will start our discussion through the role of the orator and the first examples of the principle of extra-territoriality. Ancient Greek diplomacy was probably the most...
 25 Mar 2014

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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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As recently as the 1950s and 1960s, bilateral summits were rare events, barring exceptional circumstances such as World War II (consider that Churchill and Roosevelt met bilaterally, and with Stalin and other leaders, a dozen times in 1940-44). Toda...
 18 Mar 2014

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What differentiates the Internet of Things (IoT) from today’s Internet-in-general is the belief that one day everything can be online and accessible. The IoT lives connected to the Internet, as we know it today; it is not a separate Internet. ...
 16 Dec 2013

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This webinar first discussed why international law has not been a subject much discussed or widely understood by diplomats, despite the fact that they are in the front lines, creating international law on a daily basis. We then discussed the so...
 16 Dec 2013

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Webinar Announcement International law affects diplomats in diverse ways; and diplomats also affect international law. Diplomats are at the forefront of international law creation, implementation and interpretation, whether posted to a foreign count...
 10 Dec 2013

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This webinar tackled the question of information gathering on the Internet, and the impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations on same. Bearing in mind the most common tools in gathering information for diplomats, such as public press conf...
 9 Dec 2013

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[Update] A guest blog by the webinar speaker on issues discussed during the webinar, as well as the webinar recording and speaker's presentation, are available here. Our next webinar in the IG series of monthly webinars will be dedicated to the ...
 4 Dec 2013

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Dr Jovan Kurbalija began the October advanced webinar'TV broadcasting and the impact of the CNN effect ondiplomacy‘by updating us on the outcome of 8th Internet Governance Forum held in Bali (Indonesia), 22-25 October. &nb...

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Recording of the August webinar Summary text of the August webinar The webinar addressed the development of radio broadcast. The basis for radio broadcasting was created by scientific and technological breakthroughs ...

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The August Internet governance webinar will focus on the preparations leading up to the Arab IGF. It will be hosted by Hanane Boujemi, member of the UN’s advisory group of the Arab IGF, and executive coordinator of Hivos’ MENA region p...
 29 Aug 2013

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Webinar Announcement The previous breakthrough in wireless technology set the stage for the use of radio broadcasting during and after World War II. Radio was the most important communication medium that influenced the outcome of World War II. ...
 30 Aug 2013

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Is your country part of the multilateral initiative that promotes the principles of open government? Is your country among the 60 governments that are part of this initiative, called the Open Government Partnership (OGP)? These were questions which ...
 18 Aug 2013

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[Update] The digest and webinar recording are available here. The July Internet governance webinar will focus on open government and the core challenges associated with this concept. The webinar will be hosted by Veronica Cretu, member of the Steeri...
 30 Jul 2013

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Browse through the world’s weekly journals and you will face a number of articles discussing the fears of cyberwarfare with reference to attacks on Estonia or a Stuxnet virus attack on Iran, or analysing the economic consequences of cybercrime....
 17 Jul 2013

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Webinar Announcement Following real-world cyber-conflict cases (such as the attacks on Estonia and Georgia and the reactions of NATO, the Stuxnet virus, US-China alleges on cyber-espionage, etc) diplomats are also growingly faced with cyber-securi...
 12 Jul 2013

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Today, Wikipedia is a main source of information. Wikipedia links appear at the top of most web searches, and it is often the first source we consult. Wikipedia articles cover topics found in general encyclopedias, along with many issues not covered ...
 21 Jun 2013

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On the international level, online channels create new possibilities for overcoming barriers to participation, such as a lack of human and financial resources, or environmental constraints, which may affect both non-governmental actors and actors fro...
 7 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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What are the current trends in online learning, and what opportunities and limitations do massive open online courses (MOOCs) present? Can social media tools enrich online learning, and how can practical topics such as protocol and negotiations be ta...
 21 May 2013

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Renaissance diplomacy developed between Italian city-states. Relationships between these states were influenced by two key elements: no hegemonic power and a strong interest in cooperating and solving problems through peaceful means. Like Byzantine i...
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New: Recording of the May webinar Summary text of the May webinar We invite you to continue our walk along timeline of Evolution of diplomacy and technology. In May, our next stop is Renaissance diplomacy and the impact of the inven...

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The E-participation webinar is part of the Geneva E-diplomacy Platform and built on the first Geneva E-diplomacy Day (16 November 2012) and the Online Learning Day (17 April 2013). In a similar fashion to the Online Learning Day, the E-participation ...
 21 May 2013

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A few days ago, Spanish authorities arrested a 35-year-old Dutchman, a few kilometres north of Barcelona. He is suspected of mounting what is being considered the biggest attack on the Internet in history. The attack was carried out on Spamhaus, an ...
 6 May 2013

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[Update] The digest, webinar recording, and speaker's presentation are available here. Many different aspects are involved: the costs to mitigate the attacks; the fact that an attack can affect millions of online users directly or indirectly; a...
 30 Apr 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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In the midst of updates and controversy surrounding the new gTLD Program, ICANN is working on a new engagement strategy that can foster closer regional involvement, better engagement with stakeholders – especially in developing countries &ndash...
 3 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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What can Twitter diplomacy learn from Ancient Greek diplomacy? In short, full transparency and openness is not an optimal environment for successful diplomacy aimed at solving complex problems through convergence and compromise. For a more develope...

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[Update] The digest and webinar recording are available here. Our March webinar, on Tuesday, 26th March, will focus on ICANN’s new engagement strategy in the developing world. Our discussion will be led by Dr Tarek Kamel, ICANN’s Senior ...
 26 Mar 2013

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We recognise that time is limited. People lead busy lives. And against this time deficit, we also need to stay current with what's happening in the world and take time to reflect on changes and developments. With this in mind, DiploFoundation an...

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Twitter empowers users at both ends – both the broadcaster as well as the public – and it allows a level of engagement hardly achieved with more traditional tools. 'Twitter means quick communication & dialogue & easy access...
 8 Mar 2013

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Our February webinar will focus on some of the most important evolving RP principles, including RP as a model for e-participation, and as a tool for inclusion of previously unheard voices, in global policy processes. Our hosts, Diplo's Virginia (...
 26 Feb 2013

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The use of online social media as a tool to support diplomatic functions is fast becoming the norm. Embassies and Ministries differ only in the extent to which they embrace the new media and mainstream it in their activities. Much has been written in...
 13 Feb 2013

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Embassies and Ministriesdiffer only in the extent to which they embrace the new media and mainstream it in their activities. Much has been written in thepast three years about this e-diplomacy. In this webinar, our lecturer Pete Cranston...
 8 Feb 2013

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January is synonymous with resolutions and forecasts. The start of the year is a time when we’re most inclined to look back, learn from the past, and carry what’s worthwhile, relevant and useful with us into the new year. Forecasts help u...
 1 Feb 2013

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Webinar announcement The series of monthly webinars will start with January’s discussion on Diplomacy in the Prehistoric era. You can consult the background document and join us on Friday (25 January 2013) at 13.00 CET for the online webinar. ...
 25 Jan 2013

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From Clay to Digital Tablets What can we learn from the Ancient Diplomacy? (Friday, 22 February 2013 at 14.00 CET) Consult background document & recording of the webinar As a follow-up ...

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The much anticipated World Conference on International Telecommunications, which took place earlier this month, ended without consensus. The outcomes of the meeting are now the subject of many debates, and are expected to develop further as ICT-relat...
 30 Dec 2012

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Most of us rely heavily on cloud services. The use of Gmail, Google docs, FlickR, Dropbox, iTunes are but a very few, common examples of cloud services which allow us to store our data online. Yet most of us take these services completely for grante...
 4 Dec 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also watch/download an audio/video recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. By moving to the cloud, we are e...
 27 Nov 2012

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[Update] The webinar webcast is now available for viewing or downloading. Scroll down for links. The special host for our October webinar is Professor Wolfgang Kleinwächter, professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the...
 30 Oct 2012

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The Internet has expanded the ability for online users to communicate, participate, engage, and share. Despite rapid technological advances, users continue to experience censorship, infringements on their freedom of speech, surveillance, Internet dis...
 3 Oct 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also watch/download an audio/video recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. Our September webinar will be ho...
 25 Sep 2012

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Richard Werly, returning from Strasbourg after the plenary session of the European parliament, hosted a webinar on the euro crisis live from Paris last Friday. Here are the main points: Can Angela Merkel save the EU? This is a very timel...
 17 Sep 2012

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This is a unique opportunity to understand the European crisis through the eyes of its most powerful economy, with incoming German elections planned for 2013. Through our webinar, Richard Werly will address the following questions: In the after...
 14 Sep 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also watch/download an audio/video recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. Carrying 60% of global LTE traff...
 28 Aug 2012

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The cost for Internet access differs significantly from one country to another. Take for instance the price for 1Mbps: it can cost $250 in Togo (TogoTelecom), and $445 in Niger (Orange Niger), but it can cost only $25 for an 8Mbps connection in Franc...
 8 Aug 2012

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One of this year’s ISOC NGL courses at DiploFoundation offered its students a pretty neat, and, one can say, once in a lifetime chance to ‘hang out’ with Vint Cerf, Google’s chief Internet Evangelist and often referred to as o...
 3 Aug 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. The number and capacity of cabl...
 31 Jul 2012

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We are in the middle of an eventful year in Internet governance. The first six months have been marked by numerous IG events and high visibility of IG in global discussions. Our June IG webinar, which took place on Tuesday, 26th June, reflec...
 2 Jul 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. So far this year, the IG proces...
 26 Jun 2012

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The European Commission is one of the long-standing actors in the Internet governance process. It shares its competence with the EU Member States on many aspects of Internet governance. Due to the fact that the European Union incorporates 27 member s...
 11 Jun 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also watch/download an audio recording of the webinar. Our May Internet governance webinar will focus on the European Commission and Inter...
 29 May 2012

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The webinar podcast is available here. The 43rdmeeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), concluded recently in Costa Rica, was nothing short of controversial. Our March IG webinar, on ‘Outcomes of ICANN ...
 2 Apr 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar. The new gTLDs programme was rolled out earlier this year. Hundreds of applic...
 27 Mar 2012

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Online Freedom of Expression is one of the most controversial issues right now. Several world events – such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement – have shown that many grey areas surround this freedom. How should objectionable content be tackle...
 5 Mar 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. The Internet is a powerful tool...
 28 Feb 2012

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Recording of the 'Copyright infringement from SOPA-PIPA to Megaupload' webinar discussions held on Tuesday, 31st January, 2012, hosted by Jovan Kurbalija. If you missed the webinar, or if you would like to listen to the webinar again, click o...
 31 Jan 2012

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As of this month, our Internet governance webinars will become a regular appointment with our IG community. Every last week of the month, a special guest will host a discussion on the most pressing issues and the main developments in the IG world. O...
 27 Jan 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar. Join us on Tuesday 31st January, at 14:00 GMT, for our end-of-month IG webinar, hosted by Dr Jovan Kurbalija. We will be...
 31 Jan 2012

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On 12 January, Dr Jovan Kurbalija hosted a webinar, themed 'Internet governance in 2012: What can we expect?' Participants from all over the world joined Dr Kurbalija to debate the 2012 Internet governance predictions, and to discuss question...
 16 Jan 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar. For this crystal ball exercise, we propose the following 5 topics to start the discussion. During the webinar, we will p...
 12 Jan 2012

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A provisional list of the ten most significant events and developments can be foundhere. Yet, the list is currently a 'draft'. Tuesday's webinar, hosted by Dr Kurbalija, will give participants the opportunity to discuss them, add ot...
 20 Dec 2011

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Here is the provisional list of the main Internet governance developments in 2011 and we need your help to compile a final list. Please let us know your views by: Making comments and adding any other development you think should be on ...
 15 Dec 2011

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The webinar will reflect on the 2011 Internet Governance Forum, which was held in Nairobi at the end of September. The IGF gathered more than 2,000 participants and generated a vivid debate on the future of Internet governance. The underlyi...
 12 Oct 2011

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