İsmail Numan Telci, The New Turkey
Egyptian media outlet Mada Masr argued that due to the fear of domestic reactions, the Egyptian government ordered media channels in the country not to cover any news related to the 60 Minutes interview on any TV channel, newspaper, or website.
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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who is behind the 2013 military coup, made headlines in the international media with a new scandal, which was initially planned to be a public diplomacy [JB emphasis] campaign. When accepting to give an interview to one of the most successful news programs in the U.S. – 60 Minutes – Sisi thought that it might contribute to enhance his global image. However, a series of events in relation to the interview created an opposite reaction.
The interview was conducted when Sisi visited New York last September to attend the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Egyptian regime hoped that the interview would contribute to Sisi’s ..
Tapinto Millburn, tapinto.net/articles/short-hills-conductor-to-lead-beethoven-s-9th-at-carnegie-hall
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SHORT HILLS, NJ – Singapore-born American conductor, George Mathew, founder and Artistic Director of Music for Life International, has emerged as one of the leading forces in the classical music world bringing symphonic music to focus on global humanitarian issues and crises at the beginning of the 21st Century. In recent seasons, he has appeared in the US, Australia, Jordan, India, Panama, Morocco, Netherlands, and South Africa as conductor and ambassador for transformative action through music. Mr. Mathew and MFLI were honored with the 2016 Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Award for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] from the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University for their services to global public diplomacy through music. …
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Excerpt:ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS MARIE ROYCE11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Royce meets with Ambassador of Monaco to the United States Maguy Maccario Doyle, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Royce delivers remarks for the celebration of the “Save Venice” cultural initiative, at the Italian Ambassador’s residence, in Washington, D.C.
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ProjektledareStåhlberg, Per – LektorForskningsfinansiärerÖstersjöstiftelsenThe conflict between Ukraine and Russia has once again reminded the world that wars are not only fought with guns and physical violence, but also with information technologies. In Western mass media, attention has foremost concentrated on Russian propaganda, directed both towards Russian-speaking populations and international publics. With the rise and establishment of social networking media in conjunction with the spread of personal and mobile media technologies such as laptops, mobile phones and tablet computers, propaganda and information management take on new forms, and thus also involve a new set of agents. This project focusses on Ukraine as an arena for information management. This project aims at analysing the new types of actors engaged in information war, and how these impact on the practice and expressive character of information warfare. It covers three domains of communication activities:Pr..
- Public diplomacy
- 29th September 2019
U.S. Democracy Promotion & the Arab World
Sep 17, 2019
Years after the launch of a “Freedom Agenda” by the Bush administration, the Arab Spring led the U.S. to see new opportunities for democracy promotion in the Arab world. In a new book, CPD Research Fellow Mieczysław Boduszyński takes a look at the policy behind, and implications of, U.S. democracy promotion in the Arab world in the years following 2011.
In addition to delving into where, why and how the U.S. executes democracy promotion as a part of its foreign policy, Boduszyński explains the trajectory of U.S. policy and examines the context from which it emerged.
“The policy was frequently reactive and inconsistent, with a mismatch between rhetoric and action,” Boduszyński writes in the book's first chapter. “After 2013, the general trajectory of the policy was clear: from an initial embrace of the protests and their aspirations, to a noble but restrained effort to push a democratic transition, and finally to a loss..