“Poredeći naš slučaj sa zemljama u okruženju, možemo se „pohvaliti“ najrazvijenijom botovskom strukturom, i modus operandi naših botova ne nazire se u regionu ni u tragovima. Takođe, moramo biti prezicni i napomenuti da kada kažemo bot u Srbiji, pre svega mislimo na ljude uposlene od strane SNS-a. Iako i druge političke opcije imaju svoje vatrene zagovornike na mrežama, verujemo da su to više aktivisti (posao iz uverenja, politički početnici ili entuzijasti koji dobrovoljno lepe plakate), a mnogo manje botovi (posao sa platom)”
image from Given the immense amount of data found on the Internet via search engines, I am refocusing the goal of PDPBR: no longer a "non-biased" compilation essentially based on how often and where the term "public diplomacy" is cited on the internet, but rather from a selection on my part what is important about public diplomacy today -- a selection based on internet searches (granted, not on often incomprehensible, "theoretical" texts scholarly/academic articles-- quite distant from what U.S. dips do for PD "in the field") that reflects on my diplomatic career in the field and post-retirement publications, as well as teaching (too strong a word) focusing on American public diplomacy. "What is important?" is a question I learned from one of my mentors in Russian history at Princeton grad school, the eminent scholar James H. Billington. Billington image from "Mr. Brown," he asked "what is important about what your dissertation will be about?" (FYI -- the minor unpublished opus turned ..
Ramon T. Tulfo, manilatimes.net, April 16, 2019 Tulfo image from his article MANY companies in China are falling all over one another in a mad scramble to invest in the Philippines, which they see as a potential source of food on the table for its 3.5 billion people, a market for its products and a manufacturing hub. I know whereof I speak. Since I was appointed special envoy to China late last year, I’ve been talking with many prospective investors from the Mainland who want to: – Lease vast farmlands to plant vegetables and tropical fruits for export to China. — Lease thousands of hectares of fishpond, which have not been used or sequestered by the banks for nonpayment of mortgage. — Build or operate fishports complete with ice plants so Chinese vessels could carry the seafood and other aquatic produce to the Mainland fresh. — Buy river sand and gravel, and lahar sand to be used as construction materials. Most of our rivers are silted with sand and gravel which cause flooding during ..
Digital technologies are not just for developed economies. They can also be useful in the informal economy, especially in Africa. All too often, the debate over digital technologies focuses on developed countries and workers in the formal sector. However, the very same technologies can also boost informal business, especially in cities of West Africa. AREAD MORE
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to 1. The previously unreported ratings system, which Facebook has developed over the past year, shows that the fight against the gaming of tech systems has evolved to include measuring the credibility of usersREAD MORE
The News Literacy Project teaches children how to evaluate the credibility of information they get online. Here are five tips on how to spot fake news from Damaso Reyes, one of the project’s directors who’s taught dozens of new literacy classes. Please follow and like us:READ MORE
Interested in representing Ireland abroad? The next generation of diplomats are being recruited Tue, Aug 7, 2018, 08:15 Ciara Kenny Méabh Ní Drisceoil, third secretary in the Irish embassy in Hungary, meeting president of Hungary János Áder. Is there more to being a diplomat than truly spoiling guests at the ambassadorial residence with pyramids ofREAD MORE
Danielle Kost, hbswk.hbs.edu
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Countries such as Israel now realize they need to engage in public diplomacy [JB underlining] as well as foreign diplomacy, and in place branding, not just political advocacy, says Elie Ofek.
The 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding last year stirred reflection about the country’s image, values, and position in the world among everyone from former diplomats to Hollywood actors.
Despite efforts to portray Israel as modern and safe, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the country’s complicated history still dominate public consciousness. Memories of failed peace talks tend to loom larger than Israel’s image as a startup nation. Thousands of Instagram posts from Tel Aviv’s gay pride festivities or the buzz from winning the recent Eurovision song contest may not be enough to overcome decades of TV footage of soldiers and tanks that linger in the mind.
To Harvard Business School marketing professor Elie Ofek, it’s more proof that ..
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MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019Excerpt:ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MICHELLE GUIDAAssistant Secretary Giuda is on travel in London, United Kingdom from March 11-12.ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS MARIE ROYCEAssistant Secretary Royce is on travel to Hungary, Serbia, and Turkey from March 9-21.PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS W. PATRICK MURPHY …3:15 p.m. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Murphy meets with International Women of Courage Awardees Naw K’nayaw Paw and Razia Sultana, at the Department of State. [JB – see also]
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Office of the SpokespersonWashington, DCMarch 11, 2019 Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Senior Official for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Public Affairs Michelle S. Giuda travels to the United Kingdom March 11-12.In London, Assistant Secretary Giuda will deliver opening remarks at a meeting of the Communications Working Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The Working Group seeks to contest the information space in which ISIS operates. It also seeks to ensure that the contraction of the group’s territory is followed by its ideological defeat, while coordinating strategic communications among Coalition members to tackle future propaganda threats from other violent extremist organizations.Assistant Secretary Giuda will also discuss government communications strategies with UK government officials. In addition, she will meet with U.S. Embassy staff and the Department’s London Media Hub.
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Office of the SpokespersonWashington, DCMarch 11, 2019The President’s FY 2020 budget request proposes $40 billion for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The FY 2020 budget request provides the necessary resources to protect United States citizens, increase American prosperity by utilizing foreign assistance to create the conditions that will expand opportunities for U.S. businesses, support our allies while asking other nations to do more, and advance a secure, prosperous world by assisting countries to become self-reliant economic and security partners.This budget request focuses resources on providing better results for the American people. It supports effective American diplomacy, prioritizes embassy security and the protection of diplomats and staff, and provides support for strategic partners and diplomatic progress. It also makes programs more effective while increasing burden sharing in orde..