“Facebook is the most difficult channel for us” a social media manager at a foreign ministry recently admitted, echoing a sentiment shared by many a social media manager about the platform. Technically world leaders, governments and foreign ministries have their biggest audiences on Facebook compared to their size of their audiences on Twitter or Instagram.READ MORE
A | B | C | D | E | F | I | M | N | P | R | S | T | V A Accession The procedure by which a nation becomes a party to an agreement already in force between other nations. Accords International agreements originally thought to be forREAD MORE
If you participate in social media, you are being spun. And that’s a problem for government communicators, especially in public diplomacy. LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, published just two months ago, has been termed by Amazon Press as “the best book of 2018”. The book’s co-authors, noted scholars of 21st century new media Peter W.READ MORE
Oleg Shakirov, expert of the Center for strategic research and Russian International Affairs Council expert, tells PICREADI about digital diplomacy and how social media affects international relations. Solution Please follow and like us:READ MORE
By John Brown, Huffington Post, May 25, 2011
[JB 3/9/2019: Today, the State Department does not have an Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (as it did in the past) — not even an “acting one.”]
Public diplomacy — defined by the State Department as “engaging, informing, and influencing key international audiences” — has become increasingly passé among American officials, scholars, and NGOs as a term and activity used to define how America should communicate with the outside world. Meanwhile, the governments of other countries — notably China and India — are enthusiastically embracing public diplomacy as a new and essential part of their foreign policy. Who’s the winner in such a situation — the USA or the rest of the world? Hard to say.I. Public Diplomacy: Passé for the U.S.?Public diplomacy was coined by Dean Edmund Gullion and the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the mid-1960’s. He and his colleagues wanted to find a way to characterize the many informational,..
A couple of months ago, I found myself in a classroom at the Foreign Service Institute with a dozen other trainees and a yogi. It was no physical ed class, but a training exercise for public diplomacy. Our scenario involved the promotion of a new fitness class for employees of the “MBI Corporation.” In thisREAD MORE