Mari Nordmo, a new member of our team at the Embassy, admits that she has fallen in love with Belgrade at first sight. “I have to admit that I was really surprised by how beautiful and lovely the city is. I really got the impression that I came to a capital city in all senses
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Hi! My book, “Your Country, Our War: The Press & Diplomacy in Afghanistan” is out this Friday, March 1 from Oxford University Press. It's about the media's role in war and diplomacy, and the disconnect in how local and western media portray Afghanistan. You can buy it here! https://lnkd.in/eSssFhK (For all you Dari & Pashto speakers, the reverse translation on the book cover is intentional) hashtag#afghanistan hashtag#diplomacy hashtag#media
Linkedin exchange with Ms. Brown:
John BrownFormer diplomatCongratulations on the publication of your book! May ask — Does your volume deal with American “public diplomacy” [JB emphasis] in Afghanistan? (I compile a blog on public diplomacy). Best, john brown, former FSO
Katherine BrownHi John! Nice to hear from you. It discusses public affairs and public diplomacy efforts from the U.S. embassy in Kabul in a couple of sections, yes. I hope you're well!..
Francisco Bencosme, Asia Advocacy Manager, hmedium.com/@amnestyusa; original article contains a footnote and additional photographs
Image from article, with caption: A policeman gestures as Muslims arrive at for morning prayer in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
Amnesty International USA is mobilizing its two million members and supporters behind two key pieces of human rights legislation — S. 178, the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019, and the UIGHUR Act. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and 20 other Senators introduced the Act of 2019. The UIGHUR Act of 2018 (H.R.7384) was initiated by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and four other legislators. Up to one million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities are being arbitrarily detained in so-called “re-education camps” –an afront to international human rights law. The new Congress needs to assert its leadership on this key human rights issue and swiftly pass legislation without haste.
While commentary on the legislatio..
YOUTH SPEAK SUMMIT 2018
November 30, 2018 News Desk
Youth Speak Summit will feature an exciting lineup of speakers from various fields and other activities. Pic: Youth Speak Summit 2018/ Facebook
Youth Speak Summit 2018, a collaborative initiative of the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai and NalandaWay Foundation, is a two-day conference that will bring together young people from various spheres in one platform to learn, share, and inspire change. The summit will take place December 1-2, 2018 at the Madras Management Association Centre, Anna Salai, Chennai.
The summit will comprise curated talks, panel discussions, workshops, contests, and art by some of the most inspiring minds in the country. The sessions will include talks by youth icons, discussions on issues, storytelling by young change-makers, clinics for counseling, panel discussions, human library, workshops, skill sharing sessions, and much more. Popular filmmaker Pa Ranjith will deliver the key note a..
The Asper Foundation dedicated the Asper Institute for New Media Diplomacy at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications on June 9, 2007 at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya.Established through a $1 million donation by The Asper Foundation, The Asper Institute for New Media Diplomacy focuses on the study and use of new media technologies in telling Israel’s story to the world. The unique capabilities of these technologies allow innovative depiction of Israel from new and different perspectives. The Asper Institute also provides workshops on creating effective new media advocacy campaigns and works with students in producing video, audio and written content about various aspects of life in Israel for use in new media channels such as the blogosphere, virtual worlds, social networks, computer games, pod casts and more.As well, the Institute’s courses, seminars and programs in the area of public diplomacy [JB emphasis] are part of the degrees in IDC studies an..