British Embassy Commemorates Burning the White House 200 Years Ago, Apologizes After joking about the anniversary of British troops invading Washington, D.C. and burning the White House in 1814, the British embassy in D.C. apologized Sunday night. “Apologies for earlier Tweet. We meant to mark an event in history & celebrate our strong friendship today,”Read more
via email [email protected] Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 3:32 PMTo: [email protected] 11, 2019 Intended for teachers of public diplomacy and related courses, here is an update on resources that may be of general interest. Suggestions for future updates are welcome. Bruce GregoryInstitute for Public Diplomacy and Global CommunicationGeorge Washington [email protected]://smpa.gwu.edu/bruce-gregoryhttp://ipdgc.gwu.edu/bruce-gregorys-resources-diplomacys-public-dimension Katherine A. Brown, Your Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan, (Oxford University Press, 2019). In this excellent and engaging book, grounded in years of interviews with journalists and political actors in Afghanistan and the US, Katherine Brown (Global Ties U.S., Georgetown University) achieves several objectives. First, she examines narratives and framing of modern Afghanistan in the journalism of US and Afghan news media. Her empirical findings are shaped by two strands in communications s..Read more
Skoro tri četvrtine svetskih lidera deluje putem Tvitera, pošto su shvatili da je ova društvena mreža savršeno oruđe za promociju što samih političara, što svoje zemlje. Papa Franja na svom Tviter nalogu ima preko 12 miliona sledbenika i oglašava se svakim povodom, pri čeu i virtuelna molitva ima vrednost prave Većina američkih ambasadora ima nalogRead more
In an editorial for The Dallas Morning News, reprinted from Politico, Jacob Silverman examines one of the State Department’s most recent social media campaigns – #ThinkAgainTurnAway. Controlled by the State Department’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, this public diplomacy initiative challenges advocates of extremist groups over social media in a “verbal joust with jihadists.” AsRead more
David Schraub, dsadevil.blogspot.com, January 26, 2019
Image (not from entry) from, inspired by the heading of this blog,
“I'M A PROFESSOR! WHY WON'T ANYONE LISTEN TO ME?”
an entry of which is quoted below:
If you ask someone on the street “What does 'hasbara' mean?”, they will stare at you blankly.
That's because, contrary to what the internet might have you believe, random people on the street do not know the ends and outs of rhetorical tropes involving Israel or Israeli society.
But if you ask someone somewhat more engaged “What does 'hasbara' mean?”, they'll probably give an answer that is something like “propaganda”. Hasbara is Israeli propaganda.
Of course, that's not actually accurate. The Hebrew word “Hasbara” translates to “explanation”, not propaganda. Now to be sure, it's a particular type of explanation — a justificatory explanation. Explaining to someone the physical processes by which the moon revolves around the Earth i..