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By on 20 Jan, 2020 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Welcome to 2020, and to our annual collection of digital policy predictions – with a difference. This year, the predictions are organised around 20 keywords into what we have called a dictionary. They also address a longer timeframe than that of previous editions: not just the year ahead, but the coming decade. Special thanks go to Sorina Teleanu, Dr. Abe Davies, Andrijana Gavrilovic, Marilia Maciel, Arvin Kamberi, and others who have contributed their comments and reflections.

By on 20 Jan, 2020 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

As the new year begins, let’s take a look back at the major developments that shaped digital policy in 2019. 

Some issues were in focus throughout the year, such as those related to tackling the spread of online misinformation and violent extremism.

By on 08 Jan, 2020 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, E-Learning, E-tools, Internet Governance

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 flying and thus, their carbon footprints.

Fortunately, the technology is available. There is a wide range of tools and platforms that can facilitate engaging meetings at an affordable cost.

By on 31 Dec, 2019 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

As the new decade dawns the promise of technology seems endless. The horizon is unlimited. Beyond it the sky looks blue. Now more than ever tech looks like a kind of magic, carrying us above old limitations and beyond the predicaments of the here and now. The analogy is nothing new: as Arthur C. Clarke said, ‘any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’ 

But as Clarke knew all too well, technological progress brings serious challenges as well. To meet them we must be careful in how we frame the digital story we tell, and I want to suggest that thinking more deeply about the analogy of tech and magic can help us to do so. 

By on 05 Dec, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

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.

By Ilona Stadnik on 02 Dec, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

DiploFoundation, with the support of Microsoft, organised the Cyber-diplomacy web discussion: Norms and confidence building measures (CBMs): Are we there yet? This webinar was the fourth in a series of cyber-diplomacy web discussions, following the web discussions: Cyber-armament: A heavy impact on peace, economic development, and human rights; Applicability of international law to cyberspace: Do we know the rules of the road?; and, Traceability and attribution of cyber-attacks: How confidently can we point a finge

By on 24 Nov, 2019 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

This week (26-29 November), thousands of diplomats, tech experts, parliamentarians, and NGO activists will gather in Berlin for the 14th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). As a part of I try to link the IGF discussion to social, cultural, and historical dynamics of the host city and country. This year, that choice was simple - it is the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement. 
Just a 20 minute drive from the Estrel Center - the venue of the IGF - is the Bauhaus Archive.  As digital policymakers start constructing a ‘digital home’ for humanity, Bauhaus - which literally means ‘constructing house’ - could be a substantial source of inspiration.

By on 22 Nov, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Nine students have just graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. Four of the students undertook a specialisation in Internet governance.

The graduates and their research topics were: 

By on 21 Nov, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

DiploFoundation, with the support of Microsoft, organised the Cyber-diplomacy web discussion: Traceability and attribution of cyber-attacks: Who did it? This webinar was the third in a series of cyber-diplomacy web discussions, following the web discussions: Cyber-armament: A heavy impact on peace, economic development, and human rights and Applicability of international law to cyberspace: Do we know the rules of the road?

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