• DHS, Social Media, & the Smith-Mundt Act

    DHS, Social Media, & the Smith-Mundt Act0

    There is considerable confusion around what the Smith-Mundt Act does and does not do, specifically with regards to the United States government disseminating information within nation’s borders.

  • Diplomacy organization discusses embassy move with Canadian MPs

    Diplomacy organization discusses embassy move with Canadian MPs0

    Arutz Sheva North American staff, 31/05/19; original article contains additional photographs
    Chaim Silberstein, founder and president of Keep Jerusalem, meets Canadian Members of Parliament, discusses embassy relocation.

    Chaim Silberstein with Canadian Parliament Members
    Chaim Silberstein, founder and president of the public diplomacy [JB emphasis] organization Keep Jerusalem, paid a visit to Canada last week, culminating in an important visit to the Canadian Parliament and meeting with Members of Parliament from the Conservative and Liberal parties, as well as the heads of CIJA, an Israel advocacy organization with headquarters in Ottawa.
    Silberstein told Arutz Sheva that he met with the Members of Parliament to push the idea of implementing a decision made by the Conservative party that, if they return to power, they will move the Canadian embassy to Jerusalem. He provided them with talking points for the media and for their colleagues as to why Canada should move its embas..

  • Pentagon marks a year without press secretary briefings

    Pentagon marks a year without press secretary briefings0

    Kiss singer Gene Simmons spoke in the Pentagon briefing room on May 16. (Idrees Ali/Reuters)
    By Missy Ryan ,Dan Lamothe andPaul Sonne, The Washington PostMay 31 at 4:48 PMThe Pentagon on Friday marked a year without regularly scheduled press briefings, underscoring what journalists and former officials have described as a decline in transparency and public engagement at a time when the military faces growing threats from China, Russia and Iran.The halt to what for years had been at least weekly televised briefings by a department press secretary, along with a reduction in other media engagements, reflects a broader chill in news organizations’ dealings with the Trump administration, which has depicted the press as an adversary. President Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Sanders, has given formal briefings in the White House briefing room only twice this year, while the State Department this week resumed televised press briefings after an on-and-off hiatus.Dana White, who served as the de..

  • Indian Diplomacy during the Kargil War

    Indian Diplomacy during the Kargil War0

    Debak Das, South Asian Voices, May 29, 2019
    The Kargil [JB – see] war marked a significant shift for Indian diplomacy at both the domestic and international levels. By the third week of May 1999, it was clear that India would have to engage in military operations to clear the infiltrators from the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC). The challenge was to do this in a manner that saw India remain legitimate and gain support from both the domestic and international audience. India’s success in the Kargil war was a result of its successful combination of diplomacy and the use of force.At the domestic level the Indian government, particularly the military, engaged in public diplomacy [JB emphasis, without the underlining used by the author, in order, for clarity's sake, to distinguish his far more important emphases from my own, which narrowly focus on PD] embracing the TV with the aim of controlling the narrative and rallying citizens together. At the international level, India ..

  • View Vacancy – Political and Press Officer (AZE19.735)

    View Vacancy – Political and Press Officer (AZE19.735)0

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    The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
    Job Category
    Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
    Job Subcategory
    Communications, Press and Media
    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
    The British Embassy in Azerbaijan is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a permanent, full-time Political and Press Officer based in Baku.
    Main Purpose of Job is to communicate w..

  • China deepens cooperation with Antigua-Barbuda, offers over 100 educational programmes

    China deepens cooperation with Antigua-Barbuda, offers over 100 educational programmes0

    menafn.com, 5/27/2109
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    (MENAFN – Caribbean News Now) St. Johns, Antigua Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne welcomed Sun Ang, the newly appointed ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Antigua and Barbuda, and praised the excellent relationship that has developed between the two countries over the past 36 years.
    China has been very benevolent to the government and people of Antigua and Barbuda and has contributed significantly to the social and economic development of our country. The relationship is very important to us, in fact, it is easily one of the most important developmental partnership, Browne stated.
    I am very happy that two countries located in two different hemispheres, two countries that have a significant number of asymmetries in terms of size of population and financial resources, could have such a close and fruitful relationship. I believe this is based on the relationship we have cultivated over the years and..

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