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Posted on March 10, 2013 at 12:43pm
Freedom to Choose
Jovan suggested that I might expand and share the ideas on this topic that I proposed during his recent webinar on the early history of diplomacy. I had a nagging feeling that I had already done that. The blog post below is what I was thinking about.
The right to disagree
Is anyone else concerned about the erosion of our right to disagree, not to join, to be “different”, to say “no”? We talk quite a lot about diversity, and yet these rights,…
Posted on March 3, 2013 at 3:24pm
Just a reminder for those who may not have noticed that it is possible to register as a remote participant (if like me you're thousands of miles away) for the various meetings coming up in Paris - WSIS + 10, IGF planning and the MAG - over the next couple of weeks.
The deadline is tomorrow, 20th February, so you still have time.
It's a way of demonstrating how much we value the opportunity for remote participation, and how many remote participants there are.
Posted on February 19, 2013 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments
Before it gets cold …
I just attended the Diplo webinar Social Media and Diplomacy - the new normal. I’m interested to hear other people’s ideas on two of the issues that came up.
The first is that the speaker, Pete Cranston, suggested that the digital divide is being obliterated – or at least that is my understanding of what was said. While that may be true of the “elite” – his term – and so of the lateral divide, it seems to me that the divide still exists, and may be getting…Continue
Posted on February 8, 2013 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments
Is anyone else concerned about the erosion of our right to disagree, not to join, to be “different”, to say “no”? We talk quite a lot about diversity, and yet these rights, critical to the existence of “diversity”, are hardly considered. Instead we are swamped and carried away in the tsunami of insistence that we conform to the opinion and actions of the current loudest voice.
Is it that in a global population of 7 billion people we can no longer afford the luxury of diversity, but…
Posted on December 12, 2012 at 1:54pm