Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August. Facebook sidesteps the App Store and Read more
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Public Diplomacy PlannerApplied Memetics LLC
Tampa FL1 day ago: Applied Memetics LLC
Job DescriptionApplied Memetics is seeking one (1) Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Planner. A current, valid Top Secret clearance with periodic review within the last 5 years / eligible for SCI is required.
+ Identifies audiences to affect and develop the communication methods, themes, and messages to communicate through key communicators, executive outreach, liaison, media engagement and the Interagency.
+ Synchronizes communication activities with the Joint Staff, subordinate organizations, and the interagency. Advises and support on selection and posting of translated USCENTCOM articles on Arabic blog sites and identify methods and messaging to affect desired audiences in the AOR.
+ Analyzes regional media tone and determination of methods to deliver counter adversary messaging.
+ Provides onsite support on the production of Opinion Editorials for publication and the provision of COMCAM i..
In this episode of The #DigitalDiplomacy Podcast we talk to Matthias Erlandsen, journalist and PhD student of Communication Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and one of the editors of a recent book on digital public diplomacy [JB emphasis] in Latin America. In the interview, Matt talks about the findings in the book Read more
Erik Sass, Mental Floss, April 4, 2017; original article contains additional illustrations; see also article on Creel and WWI propaganda in
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[I]n the speech’s climactic passage, Wilson laid his request before Congress:
With a profound sense of the solemn and even tragical character of the step I am taking and of the grave responsibilities which it involves, but in unhesitating obedience to what I deem my constitutional duty, I advise that the Congress declare the recent course of the Imperial German Government to be in fact nothing less than war against the Government and people of the United States; that it formally accept the status of belligerent which has thus been thrust upon it, and that it take immediate steps not only to put the country in a more thorough state of defense but also to exert all its power and employ all its resources to bring the Government of the German Empire to terms and end the war. …
Wilson hastened to emphasize that America’s fight was with the..
Navigating the Web of Public Diplomacy
Oct 2, 2018
Public diplomacy is the focus of the latest edition of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, a leading research journal on diplomatic studies. The plethora of topics covered includes PD in the military, PD's impact on food regulations in Mexico and on the crisis in Ukraine, the significance of reputation to diplomatic practice and more.
One article by Andreas Pacher, “Strategic Publics in Public Diplomacy: A Typology and a Heuristic Device for Multiple Publics,” addresses an important pillar of PD: publics, and the strategies for engaging with them. By defining the range of strategic publics targeted by diplomats, Pacher proposes terminology for six ideal types. Additionally, Pacher provides a device to guide analyses of PD strategy, emphasizing relationships between public diplomats and governments, immediate strategic publics and mass publics.
Explaining the rationale behind his proposed six types of publics, Pacher notes, “the.. Read more