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How to benefit your organization, local community and your personal career in the IG field

There is a unique opportunity for Monday and Tuesday.

Open Consultations will be held and you can easily stamp your presence using remote participation tools - if you are interested, go to this link http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/events/igf-open-consultations and choose WILL ATTEND in the RSVP.

Any questions and suggestions can be… Continue

Added by Seiiti on February 20, 2009 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment


Dear friends, as promised here is the new publication ¨Capacity Development: How the IGF empowered people from developing countries


Added by Seiiti on February 19, 2009 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

Social networks for business

This is a very interesting slide on different social media available today and how to use them


Added by Seiiti on February 18, 2009 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

Where are the actions and results of the IGF?

One of the main questions this year is about the ¨concrete effects¨ of the IGF and if it is time that the IGF transmute words into action.

Want to know what these folks are doing at home as a result of their IGF fellowship?

If you are following the debates you have already heard the lingo - ¨action¨ and ¨results¨ may already sound like the chorus of the IG song (along with ¨bottom-up¨, ¨multistakeholder… Continue

Added by Seiiti on February 18, 2009 at 9:39am — No Comments

Become an IGF Secretariat friend at Facebook

The IGF Secretariat now has a Facebook account and welcomes people to add as a friend and improve communications. To do that, just search for igf@unog.ch and add as a friend!

This will facilitate getting informed about forthcoming opportunities and activities. Hope it can be useful for you!

Added by Seiiti on February 2, 2009 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

What Would Woody do?

If Woody Allen would be asked how to be more involved in the IGF process, I guess this would be his answer:

¨Eighty percent of success is showing up¨

One of the ways to do it is to be active in all possibilities offered.

The most important one now is filling the IGF Questionnaire - The DEADLINE is 31 January - if you do not want to be left out... Show… Continue

Added by Seiiti on January 17, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Persuasion, the essence of Diplomacy

Just stumbled upon this:


In the coming months, Professor Dietrich Kappeler will conclude his 50-year career as a practitioner and teacher of diplomacy. Over the years he has taught thousands of diplomats, from nearly all the countries of the world. Professor Kappeler will also retire from his post as President of DiploFoundation.

A Farewell Symposium will be held in Malta on February 12, 2009 to mark… Continue

Added by Seiiti on January 16, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

February 2009 Online Courses

Diplo will offer 3 postgraduate-level online courses starting the week of February 23, 2009:

* Diplomatic Theory and Practice

Prof.G. R. Berridge, Mr Haraldur Þór Egilsson, Mr Christiaan Sys

* Cyber Diplomacy

Mr Stefano Baldi, Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Dr Andrei Mikheyev

*… Continue

Added by Seiiti on December 30, 2008 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Finding scholarships for online study

I was browsing Diplo's homepage http://www.diplomacy.edu and was surprised to find this very interesting and practical PDF guide that can help you a lot in finding scholarship opportunities.

Hope it can be a good tool for you in achieving some goals for… Continue

Added by Seiiti on December 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Indian Industry group created

If you are representing the Indian Industry or would like to engage in discussion to have a local perspective of IG issues, watch the video interview with Suresh - http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/group/india/forum/topics/what-are-the-benefits-of

Added by Seiiti on December 3, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

What is the Internet Bill of Rights?

If you heard of this ¨Internet Bill of Rights¨ but never had the chance to get quick information about it, you may want to check this interview with Max Senges, the coordinator of the Dynamic Coalition on the IBR.


p.s. if you are part of the Diplo delegation and friends at… Continue

Added by Seiiti on December 2, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Diplo Alumni map is updated

Hi all - thanks for your feedback on the IGCBP list request for update of information.

You can see your updated profiles here:

Each red pixel indicates one of us somewhere in the world!


In case there is still any change that needs to be made, please kindly leave a comment in this Blog post and… Continue

Added by Seiiti on November 18, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Zeitgeist: Addendum

¨Society today is composed of a series of institutions. From political institutions, legal institutions, religious institutions... institutions of social class, familiar values and occupational specialization...¨

Interesting introduction of Zeitgeist, by Peter Joseph, which is getting a lot of attention these… Continue

Added by Seiiti on November 12, 2008 at 11:45am — No Comments

South Centre call for articles

Many of you are familiar with the work done by the South Centre. Here is a great opportunity to get close to their activities and to broadcast your research.

Call for Articles and Submission Guidelines

The South Bulletin is a fortnightly publication on issues of interest to the global South. Articles on

development and other issues concerning the South are welcome for submission. We especially

welcome… Continue

Added by Seiiti on October 30, 2008 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Industry self regulation: tech giants for human rights

BBC reports that Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have signed an agreement on human rights and good practices.

This is very interesting news, but the article does not give much detail on the terms. Is this document public? Does anybody here have a link to it?

UPDATE: Marcel Leonardi just shared the link with us: http://www.globalnetworkinitiative.org/

Check… Continue

Added by Seiiti on October 30, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Looking into the Crystal Ball

Another ICANN Studienkreis session has been posted into the group, with videos of the entire session. Check all the videos of this session by clicking here!

If you want to be notified about future videos of this conference, just… Continue

Added by Seiiti on October 19, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

ISOC Ambassadors 2008 announced

Diplo IG Community members Jean-Philemon Kissangou (IGCBP'05), Priyanthi Daluwatte (IGCBP'06), Hanane Boujemi (IGCBP'06) and Alaa Al-Din J. Kadhem Al-Radhi (IGCBP'07) are some of the candidates chosen as ISOC Ambassadors for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting to be held in Hyderabad, India in December.

Congratulations and we hope that your participation in the IGF be a rich… Continue

Added by Seiiti on September 25, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

The 2nd International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online", took place in Warsaw, on 18-19 September 2008, and IGCBP'08 community member Agnieszka Wrzesień, Project Coordinator for the Saferinternet.pl - Polish Safer Internet Node was the chair of the Organising Committee representing Nobody's Children Foundation.

The conference brought together representatives from the education sector, NGOs, law enforcement,… Continue

Added by Seiiti on September 25, 2008 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Pakistan's new National IT Policy

Diplo IG Community members from Pakistan involving Fouad Bajwa (IGCBP'06), Rose Gill (IGCBP'07), Asif Kabani (IGCBP'07) and Jamil Goheer (IGCBP'08) have been selected as members of the working groups for providing input and recommendations on Pakistan's new National IT Policy Formulation activity for next 5 years.

The first meeting was held in Lahore, Punjab in Pakistan on September 2008 where DiploFoundation's Associates contributed inputs in… Continue

Added by Seiiti on September 25, 2008 at 1:20pm — 1 Comment

Capacity building in India

DiploFoundation, in conjunction with the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), is currently conducting an online course in Internet Governance for 31 participants in India.

The group includes professionals involved in the organization of the 3rd United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to be held in Hyderabad, India from December 3 to 6. This year, as the IGF host country, India will focus more than ever on Internet Governance,… Continue

Added by Seiiti on September 25, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments



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