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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...

“One citizen – one address”

“One citizen – one address”

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the meeting “One citizen – an address”, where the project on the national register of addresses was presented:   The truth is that there is no example more meaningful of the profound backwardness of Albania in terms of the state than the fact that Albania is the only country...

Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches E-Consulate App

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Telekom Albania, organized the E-Consulate application promotional activity. This application comes in the framework of the MFA reform in the field of consular services. The E-Consulate application can be downloaded from Appstore and Playstore in any mobile device or tablet that has access to the internet and can...

Ivana Ristivojević: Digitalna diplomatija kao novi kanal komunikacije, iskustvo Ministarke spoljnih poslova Indije

Uspon tehnologije je značajno uticao na razvoj diplomatije, učinivši je javnom i dostupnom. Nekada je broj kanala komunikacije bio manji, pa je i postojala veća kontrola nad širenjem informacija iz diplomatskih krugova. Sa pojavom novih medija broj učesnika i kvalitet međunarodne diplomatije se promenio. U digitalnoj i javnoj diplomatiji sve je više učesnika, javnih ličnosti i...

China Warns Trump On Twitter Diplomacy

“Is it just my imagination, or is Donald Trump’s tweeting ramping up as we approach inauguration day?” wondered Brian Stelter in last night’s CNN “Reliable Sources” blast. For days, Trump has been tweeting about our federal intelligence services and the hacking revelations. Those have been interspersed with shots at the media for accurately reporting the Trump...

The Russian Tweet Heard Around the World

On Thursday, the 29th of December 2016, President Barack Obama announced the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the US as well as new economic sanctions targeting Russia’s intelligence agencies. Both measures were part of the American response to Russia’s alleged interfering in the 2016 Presidential elections. Russia’s digital response was immediate. Within an hour of...

The rise and rise of international diplomacy by WhatsApp

Messaging app becomes vital tool for diplomats to talk tactics, arrange huddles, tweak policy – and send Vladimir Putin emojis New group… Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images Julian Borger in Washington Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Kate Lyons When the world’s nations sit down to talk nowadays, there is a distinct difference to the way diplomacy...