Ukraine war: Digital and cyber aspects

How does the Ukraine-Russia conflict affect cyber activities and digital networks?

Samarkand Declaration - Shanghai Cooperation Organization

What's in the Samarkand Declaration of the Council of Heads of State of SCO?

Follow the process towards a Global Digital Compact

How will the Global Digital Compact be developed and what will it focus on?

77th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77)

Join DW researchers on their deep dive into policy priorities, discussion framing, and the overall rhetorics of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA 77) high-level segment.

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Indonesian activists condemn latest cyberattack on press freedom

Indonesian activists have condemned a series of widespread and coordinated cyberattacks on journalists and employees of media company Narasi. This media company is known for its criticism of the government. 

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Meta removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. elections.

Meta Platforms said on Tuesday it suspended the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States ahead of the midterm elections in November. According to a report drafted by the company, the operation consisted of fake accounts across Facebook and Instagram, as well as Twitter, but was small and did (See more)

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European Commission proposes directive on civil liability rules for AI

The European Commission has published a proposal for a directive that would establish pan-EU rules for certain aspects of non-contractual civil liability for damage caused with the involvement of artificial intelligence (AI) systems. According to the Commission, the directive will ‘lay down uniform rules for access to information and alleviation of the burden of proof (See more)

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