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A Day in the Life of Australia’s Ambassador to Afghanistan: Richard Feakes

 By Richard Feakes, Australia’s Ambassador to Afghanistan My day starts in the same way as any other Australian office worker — I reach for my suit, tie and shoes.  Only in Afghanistan, I have to add another layer — heavy body armour. All officers working in Australia’s Embassy in Afghanistan need to think about security all the...

Digital Diplomacy in the Age of Political Extremity

Introduction Over the past year, a growing number of scholars, diplomats and journalists have reflected on the growing importance of algorithms to the conduct of diplomacy. Some MFAs now employ algorithms to analyze online discourse in foreign countries in an attempt to anticipate civil unrest. Likewise, algorithms are used to identify relevant audiences for public diplomacy...

The Secret to Successful Place & Nation Branding

There is much confusion regarding the differences between nation branding, place branding, reputation management, and public diplomacy. In this episode, we try to clear the confusion by interviewing Robert Govers. Dr.Govers is the managing research partner of www.good.country, chairman of the International Place Branding Association and an independent advisor, researcher, speaker and author on the reputation...

Direktor FBI: prekrijte svoje web kamere

Da li prekrivate lepljivom trakom ili nečim drugim web kameru laptopa? Direktor kompanije Facebook Mark Zakerberg i direktor američkog FBI Džejms Komi to rade, trebalo bi da sledite njihov primer.Prekrivanje web kamere laptopa lepljivom trakom ili nalepnicom je jeftin i dobar način da se zaštitite od hakera koji žele da uđu u vaš život preko vaših...

Domestic Diplomacy in a Time of Refugees

Public diplomacy emerged during the Cold War as a means to directly speak to, and interact with foreign audiences to advance U.S. interests. It became possible for diplomats to bypass traditional bilateral channels by harnessing emerging technologies of radio and television broadcast, buoyed by the rising tide of popular U.S. culture. It was the first of...

Why It’s Important to Understand Social Media’s Dark History

It was in April 2016 that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media platform was providing its nearly two billion users the opportunity to livestream content. The move was viewed as a natural extension of the platform’s primary goal: providing a space for the average person to share their daily experiences, from the mundane...

What is Digital Diplomacy?

You may have heard the expression digital diplomacy but have you ever wondered exactly what it is? Digital diplomacy is a concept that covers many different areas of foreign policy implementation. It is used by governments to communicate and engage with people living in other countries, it is used by politicians and leaders of international organisations...

The World Watches Another Trumpster Fire Week #WhatNowPublicDiplomacy?

Last June, USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy did a piece on Islamophobia & U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Trump Era. In another post on re-thinking social engagement, CPD writes that “in the age of Trump though, global organizations, especially those with American origins, must do all they can now to shore up their reputational capital and strengthen bonds...

Governments Can Improve Transparency and Data Reliability with Blockchain

Governments Can Improve Transparency and Data Reliability with Blockchain

Digital Diplomacy Social media, digital, tech, and innovation in foreign policy Article source: https://medium.com/digital-diplomacy/governments-can-improve-transparency-and-data-reliability-with-blockchain-8966e9b2f960?source=rss—-7d31440eeaef—4