By Stephanie on 22 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Webinars inShare Internet governance (IG) developments in 2013 confirmed vividly the old saying that it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. Who could have predicted the Snowden revelations that have substantially affected global digital politics? It is a goodREAD MORE
Measuring the impact of e-Diplomacy social media tools like Twitter or Facebook is a notoriously contested area. On the one hand, there is a friendly crowd of free-services, such as Klout.com that purport to tell me precisely how signficant (or, mostly, insignificant) I am on the web. On the other there is a constantly renewingREAD MORE
For the first session the keynote speaker, Kent Calder, was joined by Lily Gardner Feldman, senior fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, and Watanabe Yasushi, professor in the faculty of environment and information studies at Keiō University. From Enmity to Amity Feldman, a specialist on German foreign policy and international reconciliation, remarkedREAD MORE
Our round-up of news, notes, tips, and Tweets exhibiting how public diplomacy affects the world each and every day. Ambassador Victor H. Ashe posted his four proposals for reforming the BBG. As a former three year Board member, I fully agree with Secretary Clinton’s criticisms. The BBG suffers from a lack of focus, insufficient accountabilityREAD MORE
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Special talk by Gwen K. Young, Distinguished Fellow at the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center
Where are women in governments around the world? How much power do they hold? How did they get to their positions of leadership?The Global Women's Leadership Initiative Index is the first-of-its-kind tool that harnesses the power of data to answer these three key questions, providing a multi-dimensional snapshot of women's public service leadership in 75 countries across the globe.
Join Gwen K. Young, Managing Director of the Global Emergency Response Coalition and Distinguished Fellow at the Wilson Center's Women in Public Service Project, for a discussion of the index, key findings and trends in women’s leadership in the public sector.Moderating this program is Elizabeth McKay, CPD's Public Diplomat [JB emphasis] in Residence and Senior Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State..
Muhammad Mueen Ahmad, globalvillagespace.com
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A Survey from Microsoft shows that India is a hotbed of fake news compared to any other country of the world. The survey shows around 64% of Indians are confronted by fake news via mainstream media with a comparison of the worldwide average of 57 percent. Microsoft further reveals that a big chunk of Indian population around 54% encounters internet hoaxes as compared to the global average of 50%. In recent past, fake news circulated on and inculcated in social media in general and Whatsapp, in particular, has taken lives of 40 compatriots by Indian themselves.
Hasbara’s Indian Version
“Hasbara” is derived from Hebrew which means “explanation” −explanation of wrongdoing in the cover of specious arguments and noble persona. History of “Hasbara” goes back to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 when Israel took up the gauntlet of the massacre of Lebanese with great gusto. This bloodshed drew the attenti..