Sautman and Hairong image from articleExcerpt:
Public diplomacy [JB emphasis] not China’s strong point ..
Two Hong Kong based academics, Professor Barry Sautman of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Prof. Yan Hairong from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University were in Sri Lanka last week on a case study of Sri Lanka as a prime example of a country caught in a ‘Chinese debt trap’. …
Q. Why is it that there has not been a concerted effort on the part of the Chinese government to answer … allegations of a Chinese debt trap not just with regard to Sri Lanka but to other countries such as Zambia as well? Here they did make some effort in that direction because the Chinese embassy called some journalists and told them that the proportion of Chinese loans in Sri Lanka’s loan portfolio was quite low and that other countries had a much greater shares of Sri Lanka’s external debt.
A. Frankly speaking, the Chinese government does not know how to ..
Arctic.ru (press release), November 14
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The 8th International Forum Arctic: Today and the Future will be held in St. Petersburg on December 5‒7. More than 2,000 people from 40 Russian regions and 20 countries have declared their intention to participate. Over 350 speakers are expected to take the floor at the forum.
The event is supported by the State Commission for Arctic Development and organized by the Association of Polar Explorers.
The forum will promote Russia's core national interests in the Arctic through developing civil society interaction, both in the form of public dialogue with government authorities and also via public diplomacy [JB emphasis], with collaboration between the participants and international non-government organizations,” the organizers stated.
There will be eight concurrent lines of discussion at the forum in the usual working formats, such as plenary meetings, work sessions and round table discussions. Major Russian companies operating ..
In a landmark meeting with Turkey’s female diplomats and wives of Turkish diplomats yesterday, First Lady Emine Erdoğan urged them to play a more active role in the international community in Turkey’s soft power efforts Emine Erdoğan hosted female ambassadors and other high-ranking diplomats as well as spouses of Turkish diplomats from all around the
Public Diplomacy and Propaganda: Their Differences (2008)
John Brown, from American Diplomacy (original article has evidently changed site)
Is “public diplomacy” just a nice way of saying “propaganda”? There are common elements, but, this essay argues, there are also some very important differences. – Ed.Not long after 9/11, former Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke, in a Washington Post article, “Get the Message Out” (October 28, 2001) asked a key question regarding the so-called “war on terror”:
How could a mass murderer who publicly praised the terrorists of Sept. 11 be winning the hearts and minds of anyone? How can a man in a cave outcommunicate the world's leading communications society?What was needed to offset terrorists, Holbrooke wrote, was “public diplomacy, or public affairs, or psychological warfare, or – if you really want to be blunt – propaganda.”
Holbrooke is not the first person to equate public diplomacy  with propaganda . Some public diplomac..
News article, diplomacycamp.org, 08-03-2019; see also “A sneak peak session: Digital Public Diplomacy from Oxford” (25-01-2018) [JB emphasis]
The Hague Digital Diplomacy Camp is organised in cooperation with:Excerpt:
On 7 February 2019, you joined more than 150 diplomats, journalists, NGOs, academics, technologists and entrepreneurs came at the Dutch Embassy in Brussels where you basically organised your own event: Digital Diplomacy Camp 2019! Within the broad theme of the event (the impact of digitalization on diplomacy) you came up with your own sessions and created the entire programme of the day, on the day itself.
We want to once again share with you what you discussed with each other at #DiploCamp by sharing the notes you made. We went through them and cleaned them up (only a little bit – original versions still on the etherpads) and arranged them under general headings for readability. So please have a look at what you produced, re-read the main take-aways, and check out your (P..