Category: Relax for Digital Diplomacy

Melania Trump visits pandas at Beijing zoo

The US first lady spent time with a couple of China’s most prominent diplomats on her last day in Beijing, the pandas Meng’er and Gu Gu. She was greeted by a group of schoolchildren waving miniature Chinese and American flags and handed out stuffed toy bald eagles to them. Melania Trump engages in panda diplomacy at...

The Personalization of Digital Diplomacy

In the early days of digital diplomacy, MFAs and diplomats viewed social media as linear communication tools. Diplomats believed that they could use social media to craft a message and directly disseminate it among online publics. Thus, social media was no different from other mass media such as the radio and television. Yet as the practice...

Sean Parker: the internet is not the answer for those seeking change

Sean Parker is one of the biggest names associated with the earliest days of social media, but the tech billionaire on Tuesday urged those interested in activism – especially against the Trump administration – to go offline if they wanted to make their voices heard. “As much as I thought the internet could be our salvation,...

Twitter may introduce feature to let users flag ‘fake news’

Twitter is considering a feature that would let users flag tweets that are false or inaccurate, in an attempt to combat the spread of disinformation on the platform. The new feature, reported by the Washington Post, would allow Twitter users to report a post as misleading, in the same way they can currently report individual tweets...

‘Patriotic trolling’: how governments endorse hate campaigns against critics | Carly Nyst

The story is increasingly a familiar one: a journalist or activist speaks out against the status quo, and is confronted with a barrage of abusive and violent remarks online. Public figures, representing the status quo under threat, encourage or endorse the abuse, either through action or inaction. The target of the attack is intimidated into silence....

Mark Leonard – Public Diplomacy 2002

Written by Mark Leonard and Published in 2002 by the Foreign Policy Center (FBC), this study can be considered as one of the first academic study in the concept of public diplomacy; publomacy, and the basis of most writing in publomacy since 9/11. The importance of this study comes from the American glasses that Leonard used...

Your browsing history may be up for sale soon. Here’s what you need to know

A US House committee is set to vote today on whether to kill privacy rules that would prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from selling users’ web browsing histories and app usage histories to advertisers. Planned protections, proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would have forced ISPs to get people’s consent before hawking their data...

Sveta Lucija uz diplomatski kuvar na švedski način

Ambasada Švedske proslavila je tradicionalni švedski praznik Sveta Lucija u Mikser House-u i predstavila knjigu “Swedish Culinary Diplomacy” koju je priredio dugogodišnji kuvar ambasade Švedske u Beogradu, Lars Ekberg.   Foto: Vuk Branković “Običaji i praznici jednog naroda uvek su dobra prilika za bolje upoznavanje. Zato i proslavljamo Svetu Luciju u Srbiji, sa kojom Švedska ima...

Makedonska tradicija se nastavlja: Twitter kalendar sa golim telima pomaže u promovisanju zaštite od HIV/AIDS-a

Twitter Kalendar za 2017. Fotografije: Zvonko Plavevski i Dimitar Petrovski; Objavljuje se pod licencom CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Novi humanitarni kalendar sa golim telima, s umetničkim fotografijama makedonskih korisnika Twittera, je predstavljen u Skoplju 1.decembra 2016. godine, kao deo programa podizanja svesti o zaštiti od HIV/AIDS-a. Kalendar je rezultat entuzijazma neplaćenih volontera — osam žena i dva...