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The Internet Can Be Used to Spread Peace

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Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in her remarks at the Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy, in Jakarta, Tuesday (09/10). Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in her remarks at the Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy, in Jakarta, Tuesday (09/10). VOI-RIZKY FIRDAUS

The internet can function as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the internet has many opportunities, but on the other hand, the internet also has many challenges. The problem is how humans can take advantage of opportunities and overcome these challenges. It was stated by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in her remarks at the Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy, in Jakarta, Tuesday (09/10). She said the internet could be used in diplomacy for various purposes. One of them is to spread peace.

 

"Allow me to present four ideas in trying to address those questions. First to use digital diplomacy to spread the message of peace. New Internet technology and media tools should be utilized in countering the growing threat of violent extremism and hatred on the net. is the area that the international community should further explore. And this is where diplomacy is needed," said Retno Marsudi.

In addition to spreading peace, Retno Marsudi also said digital diplomacy via the internet could also be used as a tool for economic cooperation, a tool to protect Indonesian citizens abroad and as a development tool. The Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy (RCDD) was attended by around 100 delegates from 16 countries, including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, India and South Korea. Along with the conference, a digital technology exhibition is also held on the 10th and 11th September. (VOI / AHM)

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