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[EuroDig Interview] Maja Lubarda, Slovenia

Maja Lubarda is coming soon to Geneva for the EuroDig meeting and we start with her a series of interviews with the group of twenty people that will be part of the graduation ceremony for the European Capacity Building Programme next week!


DIPLO IGCBP: Maja, you recently took a capacity building programme with Diplo. What was the reason that brought you to explore this field? How was the elearning experience?

MAJA: Working in the fields of copyright, consumer digital rights and personal data protection I needed to gain more knowledge in the technical part of the internet and how it works. This was the main reason for me to decide to take on this course.


I enjoyed the program very much and it brought my attention to many interesting subjects, that I haven't thought about before (e.g. congestion)


DIPLO IGCBP: Tell us more about the current situation in your country: what do you see as the main challenges ahead? What are the main topics of interest for you in Internet governance? And how do you expect to touch these issues on the EuroDig?

MAJA: There are competition issues in the telecommunications field, but not so much in the access to the internet field. The latter has developed very nicely and consumers have a wide variety to choose from. However, in the telecommunications various issues arise due to the noncompetitive market (or not enough competitive market). As in the rest of the EU, there are several copyright issues as copyright is becoming overprotective.

My main topics of interest are copyright, privacy, access to PSI and consumers digital rights. Given the agenda, I believe that the majority of these topics are covered quite well on the EuroDig.


DIPLO IGCBP: What are the professional and research projects you would like to continue over the next years? What type of people would you like to be connected to for these goals?


MAJA: Well, there are several PSI and copyright projects I am interested in, especially access to online libraries and copyright on online works and information. On the other hand, projects in the field of online privacy - especially personal data protection, are also of interest to me.

DIPLO IGCBP: Thanks a lot, Maja! To facilitate the activities for the forthcoming EuroDig, we recommend that those interested join the EuroDig group and add Maja as a friend on the network. Soon we will publish more interviews with other fellows!

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This interview is part of a series with participants from the European Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme. Diplo IGCBP stands for Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme and you can find more on our Facebook profile, the Internet Governance Capacity Building page on Facebook or the Twitter for Internet Governance

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