• Presidential Diplomacy

    Presidential Diplomacy0

    As the first President of the United States, George Washington established precedents in every aspect of his administration. Diplomacy was no exception. Washington believed that negotiation was vastly preferable to any other pursuit, and he followed this ideology and took the leading role in diplomatic relations during his presidency. The major diplomatic issues facing Washington included American western settlers’

  • Diplomats on Facebook

    Diplomats on Facebook0

    What conditions make Facebook a productive digital diplomacy tool? In a new article published in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, CPD Contributing Scholar Dr. Damien Spry examines how ministries of foreign affairs have used Facebook to connect with audiences in several locations across Asia-Pacific.

    Specifically, Spry takes a look at the environmental, institutional, algorithmic and audience factors behind the use of Facebook for digital diplomacy. He finds that the institutional factors that compel ministries to post certain types of content do not always match the audience factors that drive engagement on the platform.

    For public diplomats seeking to craft meaningful engagement, considering what is immediately useful or emotionally resonant to target audiences may be what is needed to make Facebook an important diplomacy tool. Spry writes:

    “MFAs can, therefore, unburden themselves from unrealistic expectations that Facebook can be a forum for..

  • Tviter blokirao naloge Raula Kastra i vodećih kubanskih medija

    Tviter blokirao naloge Raula Kastra i vodećih kubanskih medija0

    “Tviter” je blokirao naloge lidera Komunističke stranke Kube Raula Kastra, njegove kćerke Marijele Kastro i vodećih kubanskih medija. Udruženje kubanskih novinara osudilo je ovakvu odluku, nazvavši je “masovnim cenzurisanjem”. Desetine naloga novinara kubanskih državnih medija blokirano je kasno sinoć, kao i zvanični nalog kubanskog Ministarstva za komunikacije. Iz Udruženja su podsetili da se i ranije

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