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🎙️ e-Estonia podcast: Tanel Sepp, Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy: Any diplomat needs to be a digital diplomat

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Tanel Sepp is the Ambassador at Large and Director-General for the Cyber Diplomacy Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia. He has been in the Estonian Foreign Service for 19 years – having served from Brussels to Kabul, Washington D.C. to Ethiopia. 

In this episode, recorded two days before Russia invaded Ukraine, Sepp talks to our host Florian Marcus about:

  • the balkanization of the Internet; 
  • how he helped the Estonian troops to vote in Afghanistan, and how half of them still preferred to do it online;
  • the first nationwide cyberattacks against Estonia in 2007, how cyber diplomacy changed after that, and again in 2008 because of the Russian war in Georgia, and again in 2014 after Crimea and how it is changing again now, because of the invasion of Ukraine;
  • you will also get an idea about what a cyber diplomat does every day. 

🎧 The episode is available on Apple Podcast and Spotify

Written by
Dea Paraskevopoulos

communications manager at the e-estonia briefing centre

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