By: Jonathan Hicap, Manila BulletinPublished January 18, 2019, 3:29 PMThe Philippines recorded the biggest growth rate in the number of hallyu, or Korean Wave, clubs and members in Southeast Asia in 2018, according to a year-end report released in South Korea.According to the Korea Foundation’s global hallyu status report for 2018, the number of hallyu fans reached 89.19 million in 113 countries including the Philippines, an increase of 16.06 million or 22 percent, compared to 73.12 million in 2017. The number of fans clubs worldwide also increased to 1,843 in 2018 from 1,594 in 2017, or a gain of 249.
Among regions, Asia and Oceania posted the highest number of hallyu fans with 70.05 million in 457 clubs followed by Americas with 11.8 million in 712, Europe with 6.56 million in 534, and Africa and the Middle East with 230,000 in 140.
(Clockwise from top left) BTS, iKON, EXO, Jung Hae-in, Wanna One and Sandara Park. (Photos: Twitter, YG Entertainment and Jonathan Hicap)The report defi..
Program spearheaded by USAID sought to evade Cuba’s stranglehold on Internet and push users toward dissent April 3, 2014 7:43AM ET Updated 4:12PM ET Students in Havana on Tuesday gather behind a business, looking for an Internet signal for their smartphones.Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a Cuban “Twitter” — a communications
Public diplomacy [JB emphasis]is a widely and frequently used term that “has been defined so many times over the years by different actors in different nations, that it is difficult, if not impossible, to establish a singular definition which reflects the broad array of interests and practices associated with it”. The term “public diplomacy” was coined in 1965 by Edmund Gullion, Dean of the Edward Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Gullion, who believed that journalists and diplomats had much in common, defined Public Diplomacy as “dealing with the influence of public attitudes on the formation and execution of foreign policies”, which was further defined as “using modern instruments and techniques of communication to inform large or influential segments of national populations that may even motivate them to a particular course of action”. In other words, Public Diplomacy’s ultim..
The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy held a discussion on war and the use of social media.
The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy held a discussion on politics, war and the use of social media. Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking, co-authors of “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media,” discussed what they learned from five years researching their book in which they discussed the tool sets and strategies of social media influencing, and how those same tactics are similarly employed by political campaigns, celebrities and nefarious actors. They also talked about what more the U.S. government should do to both modernize its own cybersecurity and educate American companies and private citizens for better online health and security.
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Facebook, Twitter activity could be vetted by homeland security. Visitors to the United States might soon be asked to hand over their social media handles to authorities if a proposal by the country’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is accepted. The government agency responsible for border security and vetting travellers to the US wants to