GOV.UK is 2 years and 1 billion visits old today. So we’re celebrating. But it’s worth remembering that we couldn’t have got this far without a great deal of support from others. On 17 October 2012, GOV.UK became the official website of the UK government, taking over from Directgov and Business Link, both of which
Mehmood Hussain, The Mercury, February 26, 2019
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On 14th February 2019, Pulwama district of Indian occupied Kashmir witnessed a deadly suicide attack killing 40 CRPF soldiers and numerous injured. The attack was most dreadful after the Mumbai attacks of 2008 which left 195 peoples dead. Right after the attack, India followed the traditional culture of blame game and once again accused Pakistan for planning and executing the deadly attack and announced to retaliate with strong force. India claims that Pakistan is a nerve center of terrorism and New Delhi will not tolerate any infiltration made by Islamabad. The Indian authorities made announcement to damage Pakistan politically and economically. …
Lobbies are the frontiers of nation states to procure their national interests in anarchical international system. There are different forms of lobbying groups including: the diaspora, business and educational groups, journalists, and public diplomacy [J..
Maria Anna Rowena Luz G. Layador and Darlene V. Estrada, fsi.gov.ph [Foreign Service Institute]
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The Philippine Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017 is an opportune time to revive the National Branding Council proposal made by the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) in 20121 to build the international image and reputation of the country.
Nation Branding is an important tool in managing a country’s identity across the globe2 forming part of public diplomacy [JB emphasis] (PD). PD covers aspects such as inducing appeal by influencing public opinion using information, education and culture. This has long been strategically employed by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Nation branding, on the other hand, is a related concept but not new to Philippine government agencies such as the Department of Tourism and the Department of Trade and Industry. Nation branding, however, entails knowing the country—its people, products, and how it is perceived by other publics.
ThePrint; original article contains a video
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It coincides with launch of Belt and Road initiative and president Xi Jinping’s call to “tell China’s story better” to the world.
“Visiting journalists give glowing report”, read a headline in the Beijing edition of the China Daily, an English-language newspaper that’s run by the Chinese government.
Not unusual in China, no doubt, where the state controls the media with a firm hand.
But what was unusual about this particular news report last year was where the journalists were from: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and more than a dozen countries from Southeast Asia and Africa.
They were all part of a unique Chinese experiment that may yet be Beijing’s most successful – and least known – attempt to better shape the world media’s reporting on China.
For 10 months every year, starting 2016, China’s foreign ministry has hosted around 100 foreign journalists from leading media houses in Asia and Afric..
ideasforeurope.eu; original article contains links and a “viteo” [JB sic]”; see also
The main policy papers presented during the conference Local Actions in a Global Context: ”Paradiplomacy by Subnational Jurisdictions” in Svalbard are collected in this publication.
The authors: Günther Dauwen, Adam Grydehøj, Linda Fabiani, Jordi Solé, Lorena Lopez de Lacalle and Maria Ackrén considered how sub-state jurisdictions (towns, cities, counties, and regions) and other non-state actors use paradiplomacy to seek influence beyond their borders.
As globalisation reduces the ability of national governments to independently implement effective policies, sub-state jurisdictions are finding that sovereignty is no longer essential for entrance to the global stage. Local governments are using paradiplomacy and informal diplomacy to promote their interests internationally in areas like trade, culture, tourism, politics, and environment.
This publication is financially supported by the European Parliam..