BISAC is now a member of Web We Want

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Baltic Information Society Analysis Centre has joined Web We Want – a global initiative that promotes a free and open Web.

For the first time since Web We Want establishment in 2013, the initiative has opened its membership to new applicants who have demonstrated a proactive commitment to the Web’s openness. As a result, Web We Want’s founding committee of 20 digital and human rights groups has expanded to a coalition that includes more than 100 selected organisations representing 50 countries across every region of the world.

BISAC is the coalition’s only organisation representing Northern Europe. The Web We Want membership also marks the beginning of a new stage in the organisation’s development – it supports and strengthens BISAC’s international role both regionally and globally.

BISAC’s Executive Director Aleksandras Jocius said, “Web We Want provides an array of tools and opportunities to launch new projects and make an international impact. It also marks a new step for BISAC – we are accepted internationally as shapers of the free and open Web. Thus, we cannot wait to provide our input to this exciting initiative”. Read More

Internet Jurisdiction Symposium

Internet Jurisdiction Symposium organised by Aberystwyth University Department of Law and Criminology, with the Department of International Politics will be taking place in Aberystwyth (Wales) on 10-11 September 2014. The symposium will be streamed to BISAC, where registered guests will be able to watch the event’s panel discussions live and to ask questions.

The host streaming will be held at BISAC offices; it will follow this programme. Those interested should register with BISAC. Registration closed. Read More

JPA Lecture

BISAC conducted an interactive lecture on international relations and the cyber dimension for the members of the Young Politicians Academy (JPA) at Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) on 9 November 2013. JPA invites final year high school students to take part in a series of wide-raging lectures on politics, economics and international relations. Read More

Podcast. Diplomacy on the Internet

Webinar ‘Diplomacy on the Internet: Diplomat’s Routine’, organised by the Baltic Information Society Analysis Centre, was taking place on 24 October, 2013.

Guest speaker Eitvydas Bajarūnas, Lithuania’s Ambassador to Sweden, emphasised the importance of the Internet’s freedom and spoke about the ways modern technology affects diplomacy and the diplomat’s work. Read More

Webinar. Political Leadership on the Internet (i): Twiplomacy Project

How do political leaders use the Internet and why do they do that? How does that affect the decision making and us, the citizens? Those are the questions we will be looking at.

Webinar on Political Leadership on the Internet (i): Twiplomacy Project is the second webinar in our series and the first of two dedicated to the analysis of the world leaders’ activities on the global network. We will start by looking at a research-based report – the Twiplomacy project.

Guest speaker: Matthias Lüfkens, leader of the Digital Practice at Burson-Marsteller across Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA).

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Webinar. Diplomacy on the Internet: Diplomat’s Routine

World officials and diplomats are increasingly using social networking websites to engage with worldwide audiences. How does the Internet affect a diplomat’s routine and diplomacy itself?

Guest speaker: Eitvydas Bajarūnas, Lithuania’s Ambassador to Sweden.

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