16.05.2014 Blocking Twitter in Russia is inevitable. This is what an especially exalted part of the Russian general public concluded after the statements from deputy head of the Federal Service for Information Control (Roskomnadzor), Maxim Ksenzov. The official particularly stated that the administration of Twitter creates conditions to terminate the work of the company in
Deadline: 10 June 2019The Community Engagement Office (CEO), of the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad of the U.S. Department of State (hereinafter known as “CEO”) is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards, contingent on funding availability, through the Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Grants Program.The purpose of this project is to provide logistical support for a series of up to four (4) three (3)-day Tech Camps that will connect civil society actors and other public influencers with subject matter experts and technologists with the aim to enhance their digital media skills and strategies and to expand their organization’s capabilities. The Tech Camps will build deeper understanding among the participants of the role technology can play in real-world challenges of P/CVE and create a network of practice. The CEO and IIP will identify participants, experts and content for the Tech Camps.Project Activiti..
oprf.ru, 09 april, 2019
Trends in Russia-NATO relations were discussed at a meeting of the Russian Public Council for International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
On April 3, in the run-up of the 70th anniversary of NATO, the Russian Public Council for International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy held a round table discussion at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation where experts discussed the possibility of easing tensions between Russia and NATO.
“The history of relations between our country and NATO has shown that NATO has kept its orientation against our country, which at some point was anti-Soviet, and has now become anti-Russian, and increasingly more so,” Council Chair and Deputy Secretary of the Civic Chamber Sergei Ordzhonikidze said. “This position remains unchanged regardless of the type of government in Russia. NATO has always regarded the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation as the number one geopoli..
Kobina Nyame, asempanews.com, March 9, 2019
Image from article: King Ayisoba among the artistes who will perform in front of Spanish Music Festival directors
Della Hayes And Her Women Of Colour, Elom, Fokn Bois, Fra, Gyatabuom And The Lions, Kakatsitsi, King Ayisoba, Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife, Lamisi, Soulstreet Band, Weku Kronkron Band and the Yibor Afric Band.
These are the twelve Ghanaian bands that will perform and be represented in the Spain-Ghana Vis a Vis, Professional meetings between Spanish music producers and musicians from Ghana next March Friday 15th and Saturday 16th in Accra. The Vis a Vis is a cultural project organized by Spain’s public diplomacy [JB emphasis] institution Casa África, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the collaboration of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), the Spanish Embassy in Accra and the Ghanaian Embassy in Madrid.
During this week, Spanish Music Festival directors have made their decision after voting the..
Wa'el Nimat, uscpublicdiplomacy.org
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Today, the threat and danger of violent extremism—whether foreign or domestic—is far more challenging than it has ever been. The unpredictable nature of violent extremism enables it not to be restricted to a single race, gender, religion, culture, country or even an ideology.
In the 21st century, the notion of violent extremism has expressed how volatile its adherents are in the age of information and constant worldwide integration. New interactive developments that range from the globalization of the media, to transnational developments, have allowed violent extremist ideology to become digitized and more readily available for those who seek it. To the dismay of contrary belief, differing methods for countering violent extremism (CVE) have created division within the U.S. With so much of the U.S. government’s efforts to eliminate violent extremism directed abroad, containing homegrown violent extremism (HVE) has ..