In November 2020, Switzerland introduced its Digital Foreign Policy Strategy, marking a new phase in its efforts to shape the governance of digital issues. For decades, Switzerland has been at the forefront of international digital developments. It h...
 26 Jan 2021

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DiploFoundation works on capacity development in the fields of diplomacy, Internet governance, and digital co-operation. Established in 2002 by the governments of Malta and Switzerland, Diplo, among other initiatives, works to improve the role of sma...
 7 Jan 2021

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The Internet, as we know it today, has evolved from a platform of the tech, academic, and research elite, to a tool for the general public, given its wide adoption by the mainstream modern society (Naughton, 2016). Without the benefit of hindsight, f...
 16 Nov 2020

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By Katarina Andjelkovic, Andrijana Gavrilovic,Natasa Perucica,Katharina Hone, andJovan Njegic The world today looks much different than it used to. New challenges that we are facing nowadays require global cooperation, and the hi...
 12 Oct 2020

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The artificial intelligence (AI) Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) can write texts on any topic. OpenAI, the organisation that developed and released it as a beta version in June 2020, describes it as a general-purpose application for crea...
 24 Sep 2020

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On 21 September, DiploFoundation launched the humAInism Speech Generator as part of its humAInism project. By combining artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and the expertise of Diplo’s cybersecurity team, this tool is meant to help diplomats and ...
 22 Sep 2020

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This year, the6thSouth Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) on 21-25 September 2020 – the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) regional initiative for South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area – was supposed to hold i...
 20 Sep 2020

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Looking back to see the future of digital governance This year, we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). For this occasion, as part of the WSIS Forum 2020, a series of high-level discussi...
 10 Sep 2020

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Unveiling a series of new events and tools for policy practitioners There’s more than one reason why September feels fresh. The equinox marks a change in the seasons. Schools, offices, and parliaments resume their work, and the diplomatic calendar...
 8 Sep 2020

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If you've recognised the sound in the audio file above, you are old enough to remember the birth of the Internet as we know it. In 2000, the two of us wrote a book titled the Internet Guide for Diplomats. At the time, it was the only book ...
 20 Aug 2020

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Anyone that shops online, uses social media, or even sends an email has most likely had their personal data sent around the world. Data, including your personal details, is transferred over the global network without regard for national borders. Coun...
 27 Jul 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly shaken up old structures and accelerated 180-degree changes and innovation. Diplomacy and multilateral systems are no exception. Against this backdrop, diplomats are facing multiple challenges, which encom...
 16 Jul 2020

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The future relationship negotiations between Britain and the EU, which commenced on 3 March 2020, teach many lessons in the art of negotiation. Among these are the obvious value of certain kinds of deadline and the less obvious value of publicly anno...
 3 Jun 2020

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A blog post from the perspective of a small state In only one month, drastic changes happened in the daily lives of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. As the global spreading of COVID-19 became more apparent, small Caribbean states like Trinidad ...
 24 Apr 2020

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If ever there was a time for governments to get their communications right, it is now. Governments everywhere are under scrutiny for what they say, how accurately they report facts, and what actions they are proposing. COVID-19 is spreading faster th...
 7 Apr 2020

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