By MARK LANDLERFEB. 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — On his first anniversary as secretary of state on Tuesday, John Kerry celebrated by reactivating his Twitter handle. “It only took a year but @StateDept finally let me have my own @Twitter account,” Mr. Kerry tweeted with the hashtag #JKTweetsAgain, as if to suggest he had been heldREAD MORE
The Olympics are supposed to be the pinnacle of sports diplomacy, but Sochi is presenting a very different reality. The PDcast is a weekly podcast featuring Jennifer Osias, Julia Watson, Adam Cyr, and Michael Ardaiolo discussing the trending public diplomacy topics. Subscribe now in iTunes. The conversation continues using @Public_Diplomat and #PDcast. Send us your questions, comments and suggestions throughout the week, and we willREAD MORE
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
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Maxime Audinet, “Batailles culturelles,” Le Monde diplomatique, date [?]
Intrinsèquement lié à la bataille idéologique de la guerre froide, le concept de « diplomatie publique » (public diplomacy) [JB emphasis] est popularisé au début des années 1960 par Edward R. Murrow, directeur de la United States Information Agency, qui coordonne la diplomatie culturelle des États-Unis et la radio La Voix de l’Amérique selon une ligne farouchement anticommuniste. La diplomatie américaine entend alors s’affranchir de la notion de propagande, associée au totalitarisme, pour désigner cette facette de sa politique étrangère. À la même époque, les responsables soviétiques recourent à la notion proche de « diplomatie populaire » (narodnaïa diplomatia) pour qualifier l’action culturelle extérieure des sociétés d’amitié soviétiques, combinée aux ondes multilingues de Radio Moscou. Dans les deux cas, l’État communique directement avec des populations étrangères par des instruments cultu..