“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 (FYI -- the minor unpublished opus turned ..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 ..
Have you heard the one about the American ambassador with his own reality show? While we here stateside don’t know much about our diplomat in Denmark, Rufus Gifford, most Danes are on a first-name basis with the affable 41-year-old with leading-man looks, thanks to Jeg er ambassadøren fra Amerika—or The American Ambassador. Gifford’s reality show—whichREAD MORE
In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, governments; defense, interior, and foreign ministries; militaries; and police forces are feeling the shocks. ISIS has changed its tactics to emphasize terror attacks in countries distant from Iraq and Syria. Ever cautious, the New York Times says authorities will “recalibrate their assessment.” It’s time to consider revisingREAD MORE
Facebook to Restore Serbian Language on All Landmarks and Maps of Kosovo and Metohija #NoKosovoUnesco After the self-proclaimed independence of Kosovo in 2008, for some reason Facebook removed the Serbian language from all landmarks and maps of Kosovo and Metohija and left only Albanian language. With this act Facebook ceased to follow and respect national, internationalREAD MORE
The last perfumer of Belgrade In the 1950s, the perfume industry boomed in Belgrade. Now Serbia’s capital has just one shop left that mixes its own scents. Andrew Gray went to visit. I hesitate before the deep maroon shop front. The shop, in a cobbled street in central Belgrade, looks like it hasn’t changed inREAD MORE