Vingt ans après la guerre du Kosovo, 100.000 Serbes orthodoxes vivent toujours dans l’ex-province yougoslave, autoproclamée indépendante en 2008.
Better known for high tempers than high fashion, Washington, D.C., has seen catwalks pop up in the unlikeliest of places recently: embassies, historic buildings and even the State Department.That’s because people in the diplomatic community are realizing — and relishing — fashion’s role in diplomacy. Much as food, art and sports can say a lot about a nation’s culture, fashion does, too.“There’s tremendous power in what we wear,” said Jan Du Plain, president and chief executive officer of Du Plain Global Enterprises, an international public relations and events company that helped launch Cultural Tourism DC’s Passport DC program. “If one of our high-level women or men wears something that is inappropriate or can be seen as questionable, fashion speaks. When we wear something, it can have such a strong impact on people because we are watching, particularly those that are high up in government.”Du Plain recently worked with Indira ..
Singapur je usvojio kontroverzni zakon protiv lažnih vesti, koji vlastima omogućava da nalože onlajn platformama, pa čak i privatnim grupama za ćaskanje, da izbrišu ono što se proceni kao neistinita izjava “protiv javnog interesa”, kao i da moraju da objave ispravku.READ MORE
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Last month, the Israeli government released a report showing that Palestinian groups are using social media “bots” to grow a campaign to boycott Eurovision Song Contest 2019, which will be hosted in Israel.
The report, titled “The Big Scam: How BDS is Manipulating Social Media Against Eurovision 2019,” was released by Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis].
According to the report, the investigation into the campaign started in November 2018 and found 166 bots and 41 trolls which are estimated to have reached 10 million Twitter users. The report underscores that it is likely “the number of bots and fake accounts used in this deception scheme is much greater than the findings in this report.”
In the report, bots are defined as “an account whose content is created by human operators and is proliferated automatically by software.” Trolls are defined as “an active..
Amidst the Trump-Kim Summit and a vomit of commentary on ‘presidential diplomacy’, ‘face-to-face diplomacy’, ‘summit diplomacy’ and even ‘Trumpian diplomacy’, we’ve somehow come to accept politicians as diplomats. It may be time to recall the difference – before it’s too late. While it may be splitting hairs, leadership summits are not ‘diplomacy’. If we considerREAD MORE
I spy with my little eye… Centralna obaveštajna agencija (CIA) otkrila je bar delić tajanstvenosti postavivši prvi post na Instagramu, pozivajući sve koji žele da budu agenti da otkriju šta se sve krije na ovoj fotografiji. Poznata po tajanstvenosti, zatvorenosti i tajnim špijunskim akcijama, američka obaveštajna agencija je pokazala da joj ni ironija nije stranaREAD MORE
While much attention has been paid in the international media to the abilities of the Kremlin to influence foreign elections, relatively little is known about why and how everyday citizens resonate to these attempts in post-communist countries of Central-Eastern Europe. Political Capital, therefore, explored the vulnerability and resilience to Russian hostile influence by focusing on the horizontal, online “grassroots” communication between citizens. Our research revealed not only the basic societal drivers behind these influence operations but how these came into play during the 2019 European elections campaign in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.International polling, such as Pew’s 2018 research, has been proving the failure of Russian “soft power” since ..READ MORE
President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point commencement ceremony at Michie Stadium in West Point, NY, on May 28, 2014. Official White House photo by Pete Souza.“America must always lead” was the theme of President Obama’s speech at West Point on May 28, 2014. This essay – posted on the former website of the Public Diplomacy Council on June 3, 2014, now republished for reference – was a response.Five years later, the nation has a new president, but the four trends mentioned in the essay endure It’s still true, for instance, that “no cavalry troop with a stagecoach of gold is headed our way.” And the need for strong diplomacy is as necessary in the current administration as it was in the last.The columnists and talking heads have given out grades – ranging from “A” to “F” – for President Obama’s speech on foreign policy at West Point. Me? I’m just confused – indeed ..READ MORE