England’s Queen Elizabeth II made royal history Saturday, sending the first Twitter message ever posted, personally, by a British monarch — and almost as soon as she posted the message, the 88-year-old ceremonial ruler of the 16-nation Commonwealth of Nations was slammed by cyber-bullies. Many other messages in response to the Queen’s first tweet wereRead more
Rina Bassist, al-monitor.com
Image from article, with caption: French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the 34th annual dinner of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France, Feb. 20, 2019.
French President Emmanuel Macron is the direct type. As such, his address at the annual dinner for the French Jewish umbrella organization on Feb. 20 offered a clear and direct vision of his government’s battle against the recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks. But Macron went further, rejecting any attempts to negate Israel’s right to exist. He argued, “Anti-Zionism is one of the modern forms of anti-Semitism. Behind the negation of Israel's existence, what is hiding is the hatred of Jews,” His words pleased not only the Jewish French leaders who came to listen to their president, but also Israeli ambassador Aliza Bin Noun, who had been invited for the occasion.Some French politicians went even further. Interviewed on Tuesday, par..
The Kazakh public sector is a firm believer in the power of digital, including using Whatsapp as an internal comms tool and leveraging Twitter’s crisis prevention potential. By Silvia Cambié Staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Kazakh capital Astana have been using Whatsapp since 2012 to communicate with members of theirRead more
Joel Lee, The Korea Herald
When Korea’s foremost civilian ambassador, Choi Jung-wha, walked along Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue last year, she was struck by familiar tunes sung in Korean.
Young French people belted out K-pop band BTS’ songs in Korean, to the surprise of Choi, who first landed in France in the late 1970s for her studies. Back then, Korea, much less South Korea, was barely on the mental map of an average French person.
But with the country’s continuing economic and cultural ascent on the global stage, the Korean language itself, along with its modern and traditional culture, has now become all the rage for youngsters the world over.
CICI President Choi Jung-wha poses with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (left) and her husband Didier Beltoise at the Yeongsan Diplomat Award ceremony in July last year. (CICI)
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The Pacific Labour Scheme and the Seasonal Worker Programme are two employment programs sponsored by the Australian government, which allow citizens of Pacific Countries to take up low and semi-skilled work opportunities with Australian employers in certain locations and industries. These programs increase circular labour mobility within Pacific countries, which builds people-to-people links and supports increased economic growth, employment and investment across the region.The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) facilitates the connection of Australian employers with Pacific workers for both these programs. The facility also provides continuous support to Pacific workers who are taking part in the programs. The PLF will act as trusted intermediary in connecting Australian employers with Pacific workers and in its partnerships with Pacific countries, the private sector and other stakeholders. The PLF is man aged b..