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The Swiss government is communicating on Twitter through the official spokesperson of the Federal Council. The spokeperson André Simonazzi set up the @BRsprecher account on 13 June 2012 and has been tweeting in all four of Switzerland’s official languages as well as English. Only two of the seven member Federal Council on Twitter. Government ofRead more
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The Indian state’s repeated blunders in Jammu and Kashmir have often been chalked down to ineffective political governance and security policy choices. While this is true, it is also time to acknowledge the colossal Indian failure in articulating a coherent, viable narrative about Kashmir and disseminating it effectively. States seldom secure legitimacy if they are unable to shape opinions, perceptions and more importantly the diverse “assessments of existence” of those that they seek to serve and manage. This is not to endorse an “Orwellian order” in which power is maintained precariously through the threat of punitive action. Rather, it is to acknowledge that political legitimacy resides firmly within the rubric of a public sphere favorably disposed to the political regime. In other words, state legitimacy depends on an effective identification with the state, one that is reinforced by persuasive rhetori..
Journalists are often advised to report the story, not become part of it, but Australia’s coverage of and broadcasting to Asia have been making headlines for years. In 2014, the trend has continued with the Federal Government eviscerating its publicly funded overseas television service, Australia Network, which targeted its broadcasts to Asia. News reports thisRead more
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. EMBASSY KIGALI, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTIONFunding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Kigali PAS Annual Program Statement
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-RW-FY19-01
Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2019
CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Programs
Total Amount Available: $Variable
Maximum for Each Award: $25,000A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe U.S. Embassy Kigali Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below.Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Kigali invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Rw..
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10th Annual AAFAA Leadership Dinner
6pm Reception | 7-9pm Dinner
Patton Hall | Arlington, VA
Keynote Address by Michelle Giuda, Senior Official for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Public Affairs and Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs.
Join the Asian American Foreign Affairs Association (AAFAA) for an evening of mentorship and networking. Meet and mingle with colleagues, including former and current senior State Department officials, to strengthen our community, encourage our peers, and foster our careers.
AAFAA is an association of Civil Service and Foreign Service employees, fellows, contractors, interns, and retirees at the U.S. Department of State with the mission to improve recruitment, outreach, and professional development of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) officers. For more information, please contact AAFAA@state.gov.
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