Once more, the debate over the BBC – particularly the license fee – is hotting up. As the Government turns its eyes on to the UK’s public broadcaster, the value for money of the license fee has come under scrutiny.
But Sir David Clementi, Chairman of the BBC, has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson “that attacks on the corporation will result in a “weakened United Kingdom” amid tensions with Downing Street over the broadcaster’s future.”
Certainly, when it comes to soft power – the BBC is an asset which should not be taken for granted.
At an event in Westminster recently, Sir Robbie Gibb, former Adviser to Theresa May and Head of BBC Westminster, made a number of salient points with regard to the BBC’s soft power. He argued that ‘if you go anywhere in the world and ask what they know about the UK, they’ll say the Queen… and the BBC.’..
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
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[JB note: Original document contains different lettering/spacing from the below entry (JB suggestion: please refer to the original document on the above-cited link).]
AMENDMENT NO. [llll] Calendar No. [lll]
Purpose: To require the Chief Executive Officer of the United
States Agency for Global Media [JB: see] to submit a quarterly
report to Congress regarding employees who have been
placed on administrative leave for more than 45 days
without a formal disciplinary determination.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES—115th Cong., 2d Sess.
To amend the United States International Broadcasting Act
of 1994, to avoid the duplication of public diplomacy [JB emphasis]
programs and efforts, to improve the research and evaluation
of public diplomacy, and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on llllllllll and
ordered to be printed
Ordered to lie on the table and to be printed
AMENDMENT intended to be proposed..
The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Fund was established in accordance with a decree of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry A. Medvedev on February 2, 2010.
Under the conditions of globalization of world’s political, economic and social processes, the public diplomacy acquires special significance for effective advancement of the Russia’s foreign policy interests. The Fund’s mission in this regard involves encouraging development of the public diplomacy field and supporting establishment of a favorable for Russia public, political and business climate.
The Gorchakov Fund holds activities in the following directions with the purpose of providing support to the public diplomacy, offering assistance to participation of the Russian non-governmental organizations in international cooperation and ensuring active and efficient involvement of institutions of the civil society in the foreign policy process:assistance in advancem..
Over the past three weeks, I have published posts concerning issues that arose during Israel’s 1st Digital Diplomacy Conference held earlier this year in Tel Aviv. This week’s post will be the last in this series and will deal the issue of using digital tools for diaspora diplomacy. New Patterns of Migration? The 21st century